Henry Cavill, Samuel L. Jackson, and Catherine O' Hara to Star in Matthew Vaughn's Spy Thriller 'Argylle'

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Kingsman and Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn has announced his next movie, spy thriller Argylle, and it has quite the cast.

Henry Cavill, Samuel L. Jackson, Catherine O'Hara, Bryan Cranston, and Bryce Dallas Howard have all signed up to star in the movie, reports Deadline. If that's not enough, Vaughn has also booked Sam Rockwell, John Cena, and pop singer Dua Lipa for the movie. Lipa will make her acting debut as well as providing music for the soundtrack.

Argylle, based on a spy novel by Ellie Conway due to be published in 2022, will be the first in "at least a trilogy" of films. Vaughn has history building a blockbuster franchise: The King's Man, the third film in the Kingsman series, is due in theaters this December.

Vaughn said of the movie, which is being billed as a "globe-trotting adventure": "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."

Shooting is due to begin in the U.K. in August, but multiple locations including the U.S. will be used, as befits its globe-trotting plot. You can check out a stylish teaser graphic over on Cavill's Instagram. Bring it on!

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