Filmmaker Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service, X-Men: First Class) has got himself one hell of a line-up to star in Argylle, a spy actioner planned to kick off a franchise.
On board to star in the film are Henry Cavill, Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, and John Cena. Add to that pop star Dua Lipa, who will be making her acting debut on the picture and is also attached to provide original music for both the score and the film’s title track.
Agylle is based on a spy novel of the same name that is to be the debut for author Elle Conway. The plot will be following Argylle, who’s described as “the world’s greatest spy,” as he is caught up in a globe-trotting adventure. The action of chapter one – as this is planned to be the first in a franchise of at least three films – will be taking place in America, London and other locations around the globe.
The adapted screenplay comes from Jason Fuchs, whose credits include Wonder Woman, Pan and Ice Age: Continental Drift.
“When I read this early draft manuscript I felt it was the most incredible and original spy franchise since Ian Fleming’s books of the 50s,” Vaughn said in a statement. “This is going to reinvent the spy genre.”
Vaughn is directing and producing via his production banner, Marv, with fellow producers including Fuchs, Adam Bohling and David Reid. On board as executive producers are Zygi Kamasa, Carlos Peres, Claudia Vaughn and Adam Fishbach.
Said Kamasa, CEO of Marv: “We are delighted that we will be starting our fourth, and by far the biggest, feature film production since the start of the global pandemic. It demonstrates both our desire to scale up our production activity and our ambition to continue to launch new franchises beyond the Kingsman series of films.”
Cameras on Argylle will begin rolling in Europe this August.
Meanwhile, we still have Vaughn’s third Kingsman movie to look forward to. Much-delayed prequel film The King’s Man, which was at one point set to open in cinemas back in February 2020, is now scheduled to open in the US on December 22nd and will arrive in Australia on January 1st, 2022.