‘Sherlock’ star joins new World War II adventure movie ‘Wolves of War’

A new Second World War film began shooting in the UK last week.

Based on a true story, Wolves of War is directed by Giles Alderson (Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot).

The action thriller will star Rupert Graves (The Forsyte Saga), Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), and singer-actor Matt Willis (Allies).

Graves is best known for playing Lestrade in the BBC’s Sherlock, while Willis is primarily famous as a member of boy band Busted.

Westwick and Willis have been cast as British officers leading a team of allied commandos on a mission in Bavaria near the end of World War II to extract an American, played by Graves, who’s being held hostage by the Nazis.

Executive producer James Huntsman commented: “The appetite for audiences around the world to relive World War II adventures never seems to fade. We are thrilled to partner with Signature Entertainment on this incredible action-packed adventure based on a true story.”

Executive producer Elizabeth Williams added: “We are all thrilled that Ed Westwick, Matt Willis and Rupert Graves have come on board this very exciting project and look forward to its great success worldwide.”

Rupert Graves has also appeared in A Room with a View, The White Queen, Maurice, The Madness of King George, Last Tango in Halifax, The Crimson Field, and Emma.

Sherlock actor and writer Mark Gatiss is currently filming The Amazing Mr Blunden, a new family movie based on Antonia Barber’s novel The Ghosts.

Meanwhile, Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat is adapting The Time Traveller’s Wife for HBO.

Sherlock Holmes himself, actor Benedict Cumberbatch, has a number of period drama projects coming up, including The Courier, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, and War Magician.

Wolves of War is expected to be released in 2022.

The complete Sherlock box set is available on DVD on Amazon.