Argylle
Argylle poster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed byMatthew Vaughn
Screenplay byJason Fuchs
Based onArgylle
by Ellie Conway
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyGeorge Richmond
Edited byLee Smith
Music byLorne Balfe
Production
company
Distributed byApple TV+
Countries
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
LanguageEnglish

Argylle is an upcoming spy film directed and produced by Matthew Vaughn. Adapted by Jason Fuchs, it is based on the 2022 novel of the same name by first-time author Ellie Conway. The film features an ensemble cast consisting of Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O'Hara, John Cena, Samuel L. Jackson, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, and Rob Delaney.

Premise

A world-class spy suffering from amnesia is tricked into believing he is a best-selling spy novelist. After his memories and lethal skills return, he goes down a path of revenge against the shadowy organization he used to work for, the Division.[1]

Cast

Production

In June 2021, it was reported Matthew Vaughn would direct and produce Argylle for Marv Studios.[2] In July 2021, it was announced the film would be written by Jason Fuchs as an adaptation of the 2022 novel of the same name by first-time author Ellie Conway, with Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O'Hara, John Cena, and Samuel L. Jackson joining the cast.[3] Dua Lipa is set to make her acting debut in the film, and will also provide original music for the title track and score.[4][5] In August 2021, the distribution rights to the film were sold to Apple TV+ for $200 million.[6] Principal photography began that same month in London with cinematographer George Richmond, and took place across various locations in Europe.[2][7][8] The production used studios in Greenford, Park Royal, and Bovingdon to shoot the film. Background shots were filmed in Greece and the United States.[9] In September 2021, Ariana DeBose was added to the cast.[10] In November 2021, Rob Delaney was confirmed as a cast member.[11]

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Vaughn jokingly credited the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason he was able to work with an ensemble cast.[12] He describes the film as his ode to 1980s action thrillers like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon. When asked about casting Cavill, he said: "I needed someone who was born to play Bond — which Henry is — and then nick him before Bond did. He plays a larger-than-life action hero with a wink. It's very different from Kingsman."[13]

Future

Argylle is intended to serve as the start of a franchise consisting of at least a trilogy of films.[3]

References

  1. ^ Katz, Brandon (July 7, 2021). "Kingsman Director Matthew Vaughn Assembles Cast for New Spy Thriller (Exclusive)". The Observer. Archived from the original on August 3, 2021. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Marc, Christopher (June 1, 2021). "Exclusive: Director Matthew Vaughn's Next Film Will Be Argyle For Marv Films". The Ronin. Archived from the original on July 9, 2021. Retrieved July 9, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Wiseman, Andreas (July 8, 2021). "Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Dua Lipa, Samuel L. Jackson, John Cena, Catherine O'Hara Set For New Matthew Vaughn Spy Franchise Argylle". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 9, 2021. Retrieved July 9, 2021.
  4. ^ "Dua Lipa to Make Acting Debut in All-Star Spy Thriller Argylle". The Hollywood Reporter. July 8, 2021. Archived from the original on July 9, 2021. Retrieved July 9, 2021.
  5. ^ Yossman, K.J. (July 8, 2021). "Henry Cavill, Samuel L. Jackson, Bryce Dallas Howard Among A-List Cast for Matthew Vaughn's Spy Thriller Argylle". Variety. Archived from the original on July 9, 2021. Retrieved July 9, 2021.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin; Fleming, Mike Jr. (August 4, 2021). "Apple Lands Matthew Vaughn's Star-Studded Spy Film Argylle In Massive Package Deal". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 4, 2021. Retrieved August 4, 2021.
  7. ^ Daniels, Nia (August 23, 2021). "Henry Cavill begins UK shoot on Apple spy thriller Argylle, from Matthew Vaughn". Kemps Film and TV Production Services Handbook. Retrieved August 27, 2021.
  8. ^ Weintraub, Steve (August 26, 2021). "John Cena on Vacation Friends, Balancing the Crazy with Heart, and Matthew Vaughn's Spy Movie Argylle". Collider. Archived from the original on August 27, 2021. Retrieved August 27, 2021.
  9. ^ "issue one thousand two hundred sixty-one" (PDF). Production Weekly. August 26, 2021. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  10. ^ Kit, Borys (September 30, 2021). "Ariana DeBose Joins Henry Cavill in Matthew Vaughn's Argylle". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  11. ^ Ritman, Alex (November 3, 2021). "Rob Delaney Joins Matthew Vaughn's All-Star Spy Thriller Argylle (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  12. ^ Davids, Brian (December 24, 2021). "Matthew Vaughn on The King's Man, the Future of Kingsman and Reuniting with Henry Cavill". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 26, 2021.
  13. ^ Hibberd, James (November 10, 2021). "Why Henry Cavill Basically Already Is James Bond". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 17, 2021.