Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant Trailers Finds Jake Gyllenhaal Heading Back into War
Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal is left with no choice but to head back into danger in the new trailer for Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant. Released courtesy of MGM Studios, this first look at Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant teases a powerful action thriller, as Gyllenhaal’s Sergeant John Kinley is determined to return to war-torn Afghanistan to rescue a man who saved his life. You can check out the newly released trailer for Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant below.
“A bond. A pledge. A commitment,” reads the tagline alongside the footage, with Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant led by The Guilty and Spider-Man: Far From Home star Jake Gyllenhaal as Sergeant John Kinley alongside Game of Thrones and Black Crab star Dar Salim as Ahmed, the heroic interpreter who Kinley decides to wage a one-man rescue mission for.
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Co-written, co-produced, and directed by Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Gentlemen), Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant centers on Gyllenhaal’s Sergeant John Kinley, who, on his last tour of duty in Afghanistan is teamed with local interpreter Ahmed – a man with a personal mission of his own. After being injured, Ahmed risks his own life to carry John across miles of grueling terrain to safety. But, when John, who has been sent home on account of his injuries, discovers that Ahmed is in trouble, he decides to go back into the war zone to rescue the man who saved his life.
Alongside Gyllenhaal and Salim, TGuy Ritchie’s he Covenant stars Alexander Ludwig (Vikings, Bad Boys for Life), Antony Starr (The Boys), Jason Wong (The Gentlemen), Bobby Schofield (Black Sea, SAS Rogue Heroes), Sean Sagar (The Gentlemen, Fate: The Winx Saga), Sina Parvaneh (Holy Spider), Emily Beecham (1899, Daphne), Cyrus Khodaveisi (Love at Second Sight), and Christian Ochoa (Pitch, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
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Guy Ritchie’s Next Venture is the Spy Comedy Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre
Before the much more serious action of Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant, director Guy Ritchie will first delve back into comedy with the action spy comedy Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre. Led by action movie superstar Jason Statham, Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre follows elite spy Orson Fortune, tasked with tracking down and stopping the sale of a deadly new weapons technology wielded by billionaire arms broker Greg Simmonds. Reluctantly teamed up with some of the world’s best operatives, Fortune and his crew recruit Hollywood’s biggest movie star, Danny Francesco, to help them on their globe-trotting mission to save the world.
Directed by Guy Ritchie and written by Ritchie, Ivan Atkinson, and Marn Davies, Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre stars Aubrey Plaza, Josh Hartnett, Cary Elwes, Bugzy Malone, and Hugh Grant alongside The Stath. The action outing has been met with a series of delays before being released in international territories on Jan. 4. Unfortunately, Ritchie, Statham, and action-comedy fans in the U.S. will have to wait a little longer, with Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre not due to be released until Mar. 17.
Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant meanwhile is scheduled for release in the United States on Apr. 21 by United Artists Releasing and will debut internationally courtesy of Prime Video.