The “New Rules” singer apparently has a new role: a Hollywood star.
Despite a pandemic-bogged show business, movies with big-ticket names and star-studded casts keep making headlines, and director Matthew Vaughn’s next feature is no different. On Thursday, Deadline reported that the Kingsman director has slated an all-star cast for his next big budget action project.
Argylle, a spy thriller that’s based on the Ellie Conway novel of the same name, revolves around the globe-trotting adventures of the titular “Argylle,” better known as the “world’s greatest spy.” It will star Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, and Samuel L. Jackson.
It will also see the acting debut of pop star Dua Lipa, who will also provide original music and score for the project.
The film will be directed from a script written by Wonder Woman’s Jason Fuchs, with Vaughn’s production banner Marv producing the project. According to Deadline, it will be the first of at least three films in a franchise, and is scheduled to start shooting in Europe by August.
The spy thriller is Conway’s debut novel as a first-time writer, and is set to be receive a major launch by Penguin Random House’s Transworld Publishers Ltd.
Speaking about the upcoming project, Matthew Vaughn commented that Argylle felt “original,” so much that it is going to turn the entire genre on its head.
“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,” Vaughn said.
The film has yet to receive a release date.