“Kingsman,” “Kick-Ass” and “X-Men: First Class” director Matthew Vaughn has set an all-star cast for his big-budget action spy thriller which will begin filming this August in Europe.
Based on the upcoming novel “Argylle” by Ellie Conway, the story reportedly follows the “world’s greatest spy” as he’s caught up in a globe-trotting adventure.
That’s somewhat different to the Jason Bourne/Long Kiss Goodnight-style synopsis mentioned yesterday in the UK trade Observer which broke news of the casting of Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell and Samuel L. Jackson in roles.
Today, those three names have been confirmed along with a slew of new ones including Henry Cavill, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena and musician Dua Lipa who will make her acting debut on the project and provide original music for the title track and score.
The project aims to be a franchise starter with at least three movies planned. Jason Fuchs (“Wonder Woman,” “Ice Age: Continental Drift”) has written the script with Vaughn directing and producing.
Vaughn says in a statement: “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. This is going to reinvent the spy genre.”