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Fog Of War Cast, Director, Writer, Plot And More Details

Throughout the history of cinema, we've learned two important lessons over and over again. First, audiences absolutely love World War II movies. Second, they also really love spy movies. So what happens if you were to merge the two genres together? Well, the result would look a lot like "Fog of War," an upcoming thriller involving D-Day, intelligence agencies, and family secrets.

"Fog of War" has been described as a combo of "Agatha Christie and John le Carré," authors known for their twisty tales and surprising plots, with Christie's stories focusing on drawing room mysteries and le Carré's featuring international intrigue. It looks like "Fog of War" will feature both, but when exactly can we see this high-stakes drama play out? And which big stars will portray the various spies and suspects? Well, if you're interested in learning more about this World War II mystery, read on for everything you need to know about "Fog of War."

When will Fog of War be released?

"Fog of War" started getting public attention at 2023's Cannes Film Festival, where production company Yale Entertainment began shopping it to potential distributors through their sales arm, Great Escape. While we've yet to hear if anyone's purchased the movie, we do know that shooting wrapped in May 2023. Assuming the movie gets a distributor soon, we'd expect the film to come out sometime in late 2023 or possibly early 2024. For fans of "World War II" movies, it can't get here soon enough. Of course, there are plenty of other historical offerings heading our way in the coming months, such as Guy Ritchie's "The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare," so fans of the genre are spoiled for choice.

What is the plot of Fog of War?

If you enjoy a good game of cat and mouse, then "Fog of War" is definitely your cup of tea. Set during World War II, the film follows an injured American pilot named Gene and his OSS (Office of Strategic Service) fiancee, Penny, as they seek shelter with her uncle and aunt at their secluded stateside state. However, things quickly start getting dicey, as Gene has been recruited by the OSS to spy on Penny's family and the people who live nearby. As it turns out, some documents regarding the Normandy Invasion have been nabbed, and there's a traitor lurking about, ready to hand off the papers to the Nazis. The game's afoot, and the very fate of D-Day itself is on the line.

Who is starring in Fog of War?

When it comes to on-camera talent, "Fog of War" boasts some seriously impressive names. Let's start off with two legendary veterans: John Cusack and Mira Sorvino. They'll be playing Penny's extended family, and these two have been starring in beloved projects for quite some time. Cusack, of course, is famous for his roles in titles such as "Say Anything," "High Fidelity," and "Love & Mercy," while Sorvino won an Oscar for "Mighty Aphrodite" and has played in "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion" and "Impeachment: American Crime Story."

The movie also boasts the talents of the incredible Brianna Hildebrand, who's a star very much on the rise. The actor broke through via her scene-stealing turn as Negasonic Teenage Warhead in the "Deadpool" series, and she's since appeared in film and TV projects like "Tragedy Girls," "The Exorcist," and "Lucifer." Here, she's playing Penny, and her pilot fiance will be portrayed by Jake Abel, who's played in titles like "Supernatural," "Malignant," and "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief." And though he didn't share any screen time with Cusack in "Love & Mercy," he did portray a young Mike Love in the film.

Also joining the cast, we have Geza Rohrig as Belgian immigrant Viktor, who Abel's pilot suspects of possibly being a mole. Rohrig is most famous for starring in "Son of Saul," a Holocaust drama that won tons of major awards, including the Grand Prix at Cannes and the Oscar for best foreign language film.

Who is writing, directing, and producing Fog of War?

As for the behind-the-scenes talent on "Fog of War," the film is being produced by Yale Entertainment, home of producer Jordan Yale Levine. If that names sounds familiar, it's because he's backed festival hits like "King Cobra," "After Everything," "I Used to Go Here," and "Rare Objects." He also produced Netflix's sci-fi saga "Stowaway" and the upcoming indie thriller "Clawfoot."  

That last film is of particular note because it marks the feature directorial debut of Michael Day, who will be calling the shots on "Fog of War" as well. The new film continues a growing partnership between Day and Levine, as the two co-produced "Clawfoot" and "Rare Objects" and will re-team for another upcoming film, "The Kill Room." 

On "Fog of War," the duo will be working from a screenplay by multi-hyphenate filmmaker Luke Langsdale. As Levine noted in the "Fog of War" press packet, he's a very big fan of the script, stating, "As soon as we finished reading the script, we knew we had to make this film. It's full of twists and keeps you guessing."