Oscar-winner Colin Firth will star in the true story World War II counterespionage tale “Operation Mincemeat” for See-Saw Films and Cohen Media Group.
The story takes place in 1943 as the Allies prepare to launch an all-out assault on Nazi-held Europe. They have to protect a massive invasion force from entrenched German firepower and avert a potential massacre.
Two intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley, dream up an inspired disinformation strategy centered on the corpse of a dead man.
“Shakespeare in Love” helmer John Madden directs and Emmy-nominated Michelle Ashford (“The Pacific,” “John Adams”) penned the screenplay based on the Ben Macintyre novel of the same name.
Charles S. Cohen, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Kris Thykier produce. Pre-production begins later this year.