WATCH: Colin Firth Stars as British Intelligence in 'Operation Mincemeat' Trailer

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The folks making Operation Mincemeat have been hard at work, with filming completed and a first look trailer just released. 
Inspired by a true story, the wartime drama, directed by John Madden, stars Colin Firth, opposite Matthew Macfadyen and Jason Isaacsreports  
Set during World War II, the story revolves around two members of British Intelligence, who come up with a plan to deceive German troops. The scheme consists of obtaining a corpse, dressing him as an officer and planting misleading information on the body for their enemies to find and believe to be true.
Firth is set to portray real-life officer Ewen Monatgu, who co-planned Operation Mincemeat. 
In the new clip, we hear Firth as Montagu say, “We are going to play a humiliating trick on Hitler.

If this story sounds familiar to you, you may be thinking of 1956’s The Man Who Never Was, based on Monatgu’s writing

In addition to the Anglo favorites listed above, you can also look for Kelly MacdonaldPenelope Wilton and Johnny Flynn, seen in the movie poster: 
Operation Mincemeat
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Operation Mincemeat will release in the U.K. on January 7, with a U.S. premiere date still to come, but once confirmed, you can look for it over at Netflix. 
You can also look for Firth in the forthcoming crime series The Staircase and feature film New York Will Eat You Alive
Are you excited to be getting more of Colin Firth on-screen?