Watch: Henry Cavill takes on Nazis in Guy Ritchie film 'The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare'

"The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare," an action-comedy from Guy Ritchie set during World War II, opens in April. Photo courtesy of Lionsgate
"The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare," an action-comedy from Guy Ritchie set during World War II, opens in April. Photo courtesy of Lionsgate
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Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Lionsgate is giving a glimpse of the new film The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.

The studio shared a trailer for the action-comedy Tuesday featuring Henry Cavill.

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is directed and co-written by Guy Ritchie and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

The film is based on recently declassified files from the British War Department and is inspired by the first-ever special forces organization formed during World War II by then-U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill and a small group of military officials.

Cavill plays Gus March-Phillips, the leader of a top-secret combat unit made up of "a motley crew of rogues and mavericks." The group goes on "a daring mission against the Nazis using entirely unconventional and utterly 'ungentlemanly' fighting techniques."

Henry Cavill attends the New York premiere of "Enola Holmes 2" in 2022. File Photo by Gabriele Holtermann/UPI
Henry Cavill attends the New York premiere of "Enola Holmes 2" in 2022. File Photo by Gabriele Holtermann/UPI

"Ultimately their audacious approach changed the course of the war and laid the foundation for the British SAS and modern Black Ops warfare," an official description reads.

Eiza González, Alan Ritchson, Alex Pettyfer, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Babs Olusamokun, Henrique Zaga, Til Schweiger, Henry Golding and Cary Elwes also star.

Eiza González attends the Prince's Trust Gala in April. File Photo by John Nacion/UPI
Eiza González attends the Prince's Trust Gala in April. File Photo by John Nacion/UPI

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare opens in theaters April 19.

Alan Ritchson attends the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2022. File Photo by James Atoa/UPI
Alan Ritchson attends the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2022. File Photo by James Atoa/UPI