Wondering where you’ll next see Henry Cavill following his departure from The Witcher? There won’t be long to wait, since he’s set to star in Argylle, an action-comedy from celebrated director Mathew Vaughn (of Layer Cake and Kingsman fame).
Movie buffs are waiting in anticipation for the film, which will be based within the “Kingsman universe”, according to its director – as the franchise aims to expand to a Marvel-style series of movies.
The premise? It’s a story-within-a-story, inspired the novel Argylle by Elly Conway – that is, it’s about an author who writes espionage thrillers, who finds that the fictional stories in her books are mirroring reality. Meta.
Henry Cavill aside, the film features a majorly star-studded cast, including Bryce Dallas Howard, Dua Lipa, Samuel L. Jackson and more. Here’s everything we know so far…
What is Argylle about?
The film is described as a “razor-witted, reality-bending, globe-encircling spy thriller,” which mirrors the sharp, heightened style that Vaughn is known for.
The official plot line reads: “Bryce Dallas Howard is Elly Conway, the reclusive author of a series of best-selling espionage novels, whose idea of bliss is a night at home with her computer and her cat, Alfie. But when the plots of Elly’s fictional books — which centre on secret agent Argylle and his mission to unravel a global spy syndicate — begin to mirror the covert actions of a real-life spy organisation, quiet evenings at home become a thing of the past.
“Accompanied by Aiden, a cat-allergic spy, Elly (carrying Alfie in her backpack) races across the world to stay one step ahead of the killers as the line between Elly’s fictional world and her real one begins to blur.”