Even with Kingsman coming to theaters this December, Matthew Vaughn has his sights set on a new franchise. Vaughn recently signed up an all-star cast for Argylle, a thriller based on a debut novel of the same name by first-time author Ellie Conway.
His U.K.-based studio MARV will produce the first film and already has plans for at least two more in the franchise. Among the confirmed cast is Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, and Samuel L. Jackson.
According to Variety, the thriller is set to be published next year by Transworld Publishers Ltd., a division of Penguin Random House. Shooting for the film will begin in Europe this August.
Both the film and book will follow the worldwide adventures of super-spy Argylle across the U.S., London, and other locations. Pop singer Dua Lipa will make her acting debut in the feature and provide music for the title track.
Vaughn tells Variety that just from reading the early draft of the manuscript, he believes, “This is going to reinvent the spy genre.”
Zygi Kamasa, CEO of MARV, also said: “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.”
Jason Fuchs, who worked on Wonder Woman, will write the script, and MARV and Vaughan will produce alongside Fuchs, Adam Bohling, and David Reid. Watch out for more news on this exciting new film series!
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