Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn has an all-star cast for his new spy thriller franchise, Argylle.
The lengthy list of stars includes Samuel L. Jackson, Bryan Cranston, Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, and Dua Lipa. Lipa will be making her acting debut with this role and will provide original music for the title track and score.
Jason Fuchs is writing the script which is based on Ellie Conway’s soon-to-be-released debut novel of the same name. Transworld Publishers Ltd., a division of Penguin Random House is publishing Conway’s novel next year.
The film (and book) will follow the globe-trotting adventures of a super-spy named Argylle across the U.S., London and other exotic locations. The cast’s roles have yet to be revealed.
“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,” said Vaughan. “This is going to reinvent the spy genre.”
The movie will be the first of at least three films in the franchise and is set in America, London and multiple locations across the world.
MARV and Vaughan will produce alongside Fuchs, Adam Bohling and David Reid. Zygi Kamasa, Carlos Peres, Claudia Vaughn and Adam Fishbach will exec produce.
Shooting on the film will begin in Europe this August.