Based upon the acclaimed comic book by Mark Millar and directed by Matthew Vaughn (of “Kick Ass” and “X-Men: First Class” fame), “Kingsman: The Secret Service” tells the story of a super-secret spy organisation that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges form a twisted tech genius.
The film, set in a more old-fashioned espionage movie world (think old James Bond flicks) stars Oscar-winner Colin Firth as a master secret spy who mentors street kid Gary Unwin aka “Eggsy” (played by Taron Egerton). Except, director Matthew Vaughn will bring some of his now-trademark flourishes and cheekiness to the film. Which will inevitably make the “Secret Service” sound and look more intriguing than it appears to be, of course.
In 2013, it was rumoured English singer-songwriter Adele signed on for a cameo role, alongside special guest appearances by Elton John, Lady Gaga, and David Beckham. Mind blown yet?
Confirmed cast as follows:
- Taron Egerton as Eggsy/Gary Unwin
- Michael Caine as Arthur
- Samuel L. Jackson as Valentine
- Sofia Boutella as Gazelle
- Jack Davenport as Lancelot
- Sophie Cookson as Roxy
- Mark Strong as Merlin
- Mark Hamill as Professor James Arnold
Watch the trailer here:
“Kingsman: The Secret Service” is slated for an October release.
For more information, visit the movie’s official website.