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Guy Ritchie's The Covenant

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S. due to various circumstances but both (the other being the also poorly titled but entertaining caper adventure Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre) exhibiting proof of a new phase in his career — perhaps a more mature moment for the man who sometimes counted on too many cinematic tricks and not enough on actual content. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA Enterprise and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. However, Ahmed's newfound freedom is short-lived when he is targeted by the Taliban for his cooperation with the Americans. Among those adding their support are former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith, Keir Starmer, the former head of the Army and the ex-head of the Navy.

In the movie, Gyllenhaal plays Sergeant John Kinley, a soldier on his last tour of duty in Afghanistan when he is teamed with a local interpreter named Ahmed (Dar Salim, Exodus: Gods and Kings) to survey the region. And the other is The Covenant, a war action-thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal that just released a first trailer. Speaking about why he has added his support, 54-year-old Ritchie said: “During the course of the Afghanistan conflict, thousands of local Afghans exposed themselves to significant risk by supporting British, American and other Nato forces. Film director Guy Ritchie has demanded a “safe passage” to Britain for Afghan veterans who helped British forces fight the Taliban.Wasn’t sure where else to ask so I’m hoping that someone here could help me out with this if they have any info. In the meantime, you’ll just have to head out to a movie theater or wait for it to become available on digital platforms. Stephen King’s 1973 short story of the same name is getting a big-screen adaptation that will land in Irish cinemas in June.

Directed, co-written and co-produced by Guy Ritchie, The Covenantis a new action thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Dar Salim. Written by the Wrath Of Man director alongside regular collaborators Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies, the story here centres on Jake Gyllenhaal’s Army Sergeant John Kinley, who ends up being rescued by his interpreter (Dar Salim) when a tour in Afghanistan is derailed by an IED. An MoD spokesman said: “We owe a debt of gratitude to those interpreters and other staff eligible under the ARAP scheme who worked for, or with, UK forces in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, to check out some of the other big teasers released in the past seven days in the world of film and TV, see below. Our absolute priority is supporting the movement of eligible people out of Afghanistan and to date, we have relocated over 12,200 individuals to the UK under ARAP.A military source has hit out at the inaction and said: “Does this government really want to see this hero frogmarched onto a plane to Rwanda having risked his life? That’s why we have committed to relocating all eligible Afghans and their families to the UK under the ARAP scheme – a commitment we will honour. In the war-torn country of Afghanistan, a young Afghan interpreter named Ahmed risks his life to save a wounded American sergeant named John Kinley. John Stamos Snapped At Elizabeth Taylor While Filming 'General Hospital': "Get That Old Lady Out Of My Eye Line! S. Sergeant John Kinley (Gyllenhaal), who recruits Afghan interpreter Ahmed (Salim), who is seeking revenge after the Taliban killed his son.

The Covenant is available to watch in cinemas in the USA right now, having released on April 21, 2023.Afghans have to be referred for UK resettlement by the UNHCR but so far only 22 people have come to the UK this way.

Kinley, meanwhile, FaceTimes with his wife Caroline (Emily Beecham) and two young kids hoping to get home after the latest tour of duty. By accepting all cookies, you agree to our use of cookies to deliver and maintain our services and site, improve the quality of Reddit, personalize Reddit content and advertising, and measure the effectiveness of advertising. And, given the movie has not been made by either Disney or one of the companies it now owns, it’s unlikely to show up on Disney Plus any time soon.Neither looks like a “Guy Ritchie Movie,” but both represent almost a new and very promising beginning for the filmmaker. Although there’s no UK release date set for this just yet – it’ll be out on 21 April in the States – we’re hopeful this won’t become another Operation Fortune (seriously, where the Donald Duck is that film? The first 45 minutes or so finds the pair on the hunt for IEDs, door-to-door in dangerous situations, with Ahmed key to getting valuable information and clearly helping as things get intense on the battlefield.

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