There will be a new spy movie coming soon as Argyl is in the works for Apple TV +. It is going to be directed and produced by Matthew Vaughn. Vaughn is an award-nominated English screenwriter, director, and producer famous for movies like Lid, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Stardust, X-Men First Classand The Kingsman movie franchise. He co-wrote, directed, and produced the latest 2021’s The Kingsman. The script is being written by Jason Fuchs, who has penned various scripts for movies like Ice Age: Continental Drift, Panand Wonder Woman. He will also serve as a producer and make an acting appearance in the film.
The movie is based on an upcoming book by Ellie Conway of the same name. Conway is a first-time author whose novel is not yet published but is scheduled to be released by the end of this year by Transworld Publishers Ltd, a division of Penguin Random House. Matthew Vaughn mentioned, “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. ”
Here’s what we know so far about the plot, cast, and release of Argyl.
Argyl: The Plot
As for Apple TV + Press:
“The spy thriller follows the globe-trotting adventures of a super-spy named Argyl across the US, London, and other exotic locations. ”
According to initial reports by The Observer, the movie will follow a novelist suffering from amnesia, reassembling together a past life as a former spy. It was also clearly mentioned that the novelist was a woman. Though according to Deadline, it was reported that the world’s greatest spy, Argylle, is a male. After his memories and lethal skillset return, he decides to take revenge against the Division, the mysterious organization he worked for.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “It’s expected to be the first of at least three films in the franchise and is set in America, London, and multiple locations across the world.” Marv Quinn Productions will produce the film. Vaughn, Fuchs, David Reid, and Adam Bohling will serve as producers, and Carlos Peres, Zygi Kamasa, Adam Fishbach, and Claudia Vaughn will serve as executive producers.
Also, per Deadline, Zygi Kamasa, CEO of Marv, 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. ” Vaughn added, “I’m thrilled to team up with Apple and bring the most compelling spy thriller I’ve ever read to the only streaming service that can create a franchise of this scale and quality for global audiences to experience.”
Argylle: The Cast
Apple TV boasts that Argyl features a star-studded, award-winning cast including Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, and Samuel L. Jackson. Henry Cavill is said to be playing Argylle, the world’s greatest spy.
“Henry Cavill, that man was born to play Bond. When you see how he is in this film, I was just like, ‘Wow, this guy is everything you’d imagine Bond to have been, or be. Bond has obviously a huge influence on me, but you wait until you see Argylle ”Vaughn said. Cavill is an award-nominated British actor who has gained international success and recognition for playing DC Comics SupermanNetflix’s fantasy series The Witcherand Sherlock Holmes in Enola Holmes, to name a few. He has also starred in spy films before, like Mission Impossible: Fallout and The Man from UNCLE
Back in July 2021, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Dua Lipa would officially be a part of the cast. Lipa is an English singer, songwriter, lifestyle brand founder, model, and now soon to be a movie actor. She is a multi-award-winning international pop star known for her signature disco-pop sound. She is set to make her big-screen acting debut in Argyl. Though nothing much about her role is revealed yet, her first look in the film was released by Apple TV + showing Lipa and Cavill engaged in a romantic dance in a bar. Co-star Cavill is wearing a green suit, and Lipa is wearing a sparkling gold dress with a blonde wig. In his Instagram post, Henry Cavill revealed that Lipa’s character is named Lagrange. She will also be creating the score and original music for the movie. No further information regarding any other characters has been released yet.
Currently, Argyl does not have a confirmed release date. However, Apple TV + states that it is expected to release sometime in 2023.