Production on Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn’s newest spy film Argylle has officially begun in Europe. The filming start also comes with the addition of Tony Award-nominated actress Ariana DeBose, who has signed on to join Henry Cavill, and John Cena, the star-studded project. DeBose will also next be seen in Steven Spielberg’s long-awaited film adaptation of the West Side Story.
“We have assembled an absolutely stellar cast to inhabit each of the wonderfully original and captivating characters in this thrill ride of a story,” Vaughn said in statement (via Deadline). “We’re so excited that production is now off and running, bringing us closer to sharing this epic action spectacle with audiences around the world.”
Based on author Ellie Conway’s upcoming spy novel set to be published in 2022, the film adaptation will center around the world’s greatest spy Argylle as he is caught up in a globe-trotting adventure. Marv is looking to develop the project into a becoming the first of at least three films in the potential big franchise that will be set throughout multiple locations across the world including America and London.
The film stars Henry Cavill (The Witcher, Justice League), John Cena (The Suicide Squad), Samuel L. Jackson (MCU films), Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World: Dominion), Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Oscar-winning actor Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), and Grammy-winning singer Dua Lipa in her feature acting debut, who is also set to provide the original music for the title track and score of the high-profile project.
Argylle is being directed by Matthew Vaughn from a screenplay adapted by Jason Fuchs, It will be executive produced by Zygi Kamasa, Carlos Peres, Claudia Vaughn, and Adam Fishbach, with Fuchs, Adam Bohling and David Reid to produce.