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Operation Mincemeat

15th April 2022

Ian Fleming is on the big screen in a new adaptation of a true story

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James Bond creator Ian Fleming is back on the big screen as 'Operation Mincemeat' opens in cinemas in the UK this weekend, conspicuously, at the same time as 'Dr. No' is re-released to celebrate the 007 film franchise's 60th anniversary.

Retelling the World War II operation that Fleming helped concoct, the film is based upon Ben Macintyre's book on Operation Mincemeat. It depicts the events surrounding the deception effort to keep the plans for the Allied invasion of Sicily secret in 1943. 

Ian Fleming is played on screen by British actor Johnny Flynn. The film makes a nod to what Fleming would ultimately become famous for, but of course, in reality, he did not start penning 007's debut adventure 'Casino Royale' until several years after the war ended.

Warner Bros. International acquired the rights for the UK and will open the film in cinemas from today. Netflix bought the film for North America and Latin America and will launch it on the streaming service for those territories from 11th May 2022.

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