We first revealed the title for Matthew Vaughn’s (Kingsman 1-2, X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass) upcoming high-profile spy film Argylle alongside production team that will include cinematographer George Richmond (Fantastic Beasts 3, Tomb Raider, Eddie The Eagle) and production designer Daniel Taylor (Tetris).
Argylle’s epic cast so far reportedly includes Henry Cavill (The Witcher, Man of Steel), Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2, Moon, Seven Psychopaths, Three Billboards), Bryce Dallas Howard (Black Mirror, Jurassic World, Jurassic World: Dominion), Bryan Cranston (Godzilla, Breaking Bad), Catherine O’Hara (Home Alone, SCTV, Schitt’s Creek), John Cena (Bumblebee, F9: The Fast Saga), and Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained).
The Ronin can confirm that director Matthew Vaughn will indeed reunite with costume designer Stephanie Collie (Silent Night, Hellboy, Peaky Blinders), who he hasn’t worked with since his directorial debut Layer Cake that released back in 2004. The humorous crime film was notably Daniel Craig’s big solo outing before landing the James Bond role in Casino Royale and even had the actor pretending to play 007 when he was being shown a collection of guns. You’ll also spot a very young Tom Hardy as well.
LAYER CAKE – An unnamed mid-level cocaine dealer (Daniel Craig) in London makes plans to step away from the criminal life. Before he can cut ties, the dealer’s supplier Jimmy Price (Kenneth Cranham) draws him into a complicated pair of jobs involving kidnapping the teenage daughter of a rival gangster (Michael Gambon) and brokering the purchase of a large shipment of ecstasy pills from a dealer known as “the Duke” (Jamie Foreman), leading to a series of elaborate double-crosses from all corners.
I would argue that Layer Cake might be Vaughn’s best film. It also had a lot of custom-made suits and more stylish causal wear worn by the Duke’s crew, Collie has a fantastic eye for men’s wear.
Collie also worked with Guy Ritchie on Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (produced by Vaughn) and his recently reunion with Jason Statham on the armored truck thriller Wrath of Man.
Production is expected to take place in England and Europe.
A distributor and release date have yet to be announced for Argylle. It’s said to be the first installment of a trilogy.