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Henry Cavill, Dua Lipa, Samuel L. Jackson

Matthew Vaughn has signed up an all-star cast for his next film as director – action franchise title Argylle, which will shoot this August in Europe produced by Vaughn’s UK company Marv.

Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena and Samuel L. Jackson are all on the cast; as is UK popstar Dua Lipa in her acting debut. Lipa will also provide original music for the title track and score.

Marv is fully financing the film, with distribution details to be announced in due course.

With a script written by Wonder Woman writer Jason Fuchs, Argylle is based on Ellie Conway’s debut novel of the same name. It follows the globe-trotting adventures of a spy, and will be the first in at least a trilogy of films.

Conway’s novel will be published in 2022 by Transworld Publishers, a division of Penguin Random House.

Fuchs is producing the film alongside Marv, and Vaughn’s regular collaborators Adam Bohling and David Reid.

Former Lionsgate UK & Europe CEO Zygi Kamasa, who joined Marv as CEO in September 2020, will serve as executive producer alongside Carlos Peres, Claudia Vaughn and Adam Fishbach.

“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,” said Kamasa. “It demonstrates our desire to scale up our production activity and our ambition to continue to launch new franchises beyond the Kingsman series of films.”

Marv is currently in post-production on Jon S. Baird’s Tetris starring Taron Egerton for Apple; while Kingsman series prequel The King’s Man is set to be released in cinemas by Disney in December 2021.