Despite stepping away from his roles as Superman and The Witcher, Henry Cavill’s journey as a globetrotting spy is set to start soon. Matthew Vaughn’s eagerly awaited spy action thriller, Argylle, has secured its debut on both the big screen and Apple TV+ for next year, with Universal Pictures supporting the venture, as stated by the studio. The project was first announced in June 2021 and is being touted as a tribute to classic 1980s action thrillers like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon.
The movie draws from an unreleased novel penned by newcomer author Elly Conway, with the screen adaptation entrusted to Jason Fuchs, known for his work on Ice Age: Continental Drift and Wonder Woman. Cavill takes on the role of the eponymous spy, Argylle, who after losing his memory, is duped into thinking he is a renowned spy novelist. As his lethal skills and memories gradually resurface, he embarks on a global mission spanning the U.S., London, and other intriguing locations in search of vengeance against his former employer, the clandestine Division.
Who is Cast in Argylle?
The movie, intended to be a trilogy, boasts a stellar ensemble fit for a spy escapade. Chart-topping artist Dua Lipa will be seen acting alongside Cavill, following her on-screen debut in the upcoming Barbie movie. The Grammy-winning singer also lends her talent to the film’s title track and score. The supporting cast includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, Ariana DeBose, and Samuel L. Jackson.
First Image from Matthew Vaughn’s Spy Thriller ‘Argylle’ Shows Henry Cavill And Dua Lipa Dancing Together
Cavill’s role as a flawed agent with a checkered past capable of confronting some of the most powerful figures in the world will be one to watch. Apple has been regularly rolling out award-winning content following CODA’s historic Oscar Best Picture victory and the Best Animated Short Film Oscar win for The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse. The launch of Argylle indicates Apple’s ambition to create a successful spy franchise while potentially earning more accolades. However, Apple isn’t the only player with such intentions; Netflix is also eyeing the same genre with Gal Gadot’s Heart of Stone and Russo’s The Gray Man. The spy genre has widespread appeal and if executed correctly, can yield substantial acclaim and longevity.
Vaughn, apart from directing, is also producing Argylle in collaboration with his usual partners Adam Bohling and David Reid, as well as Fuchs and Cloudy Productions. Other executive producers include Zygi Kamasa, Carlos Peres, Claudia Vaughn, and Adam Fishbach. Argylle will premiere worldwide in theaters on February 2, 2024, before becoming globally available on Apple TV+.
For more details about the forthcoming feature, see below:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Argylle Release Date
When is the release date for the spy thriller ‘Argylle’?
Argylle is set to be released in theaters worldwide on February 2, 2024, before streaming globally on Apple TV+.
Who are the key actors in ‘Argylle’?
The cast of Argylle includes Henry Cavill, Dua Lipa, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, Ariana DeBose, and Samuel L. Jackson.
What is the plot of ‘Argylle’?
Argylle follows the story of a spy, played by Henry Cavill, who suffers from amnesia and is misled into believing that he is a best-selling spy novelist. As his memories and lethal skills return, he embarks on a global adventure to seek revenge against the Division, a shadowy organization he previously worked for.
Who is directing ‘Argylle’?
Matthew Vaughn, known for his work on other blockbuster films, is the director of ‘Argylle’.
On which platform will ‘Argylle’ be available for streaming?
Following its theatrical release, ‘Argylle’ will be available for streaming globally on Apple TV+.
Is ‘Argylle’ based on a book?
Yes, ‘Argylle’ is based on an as-yet-unreleased novel by first-time author Elly Conway.
Who is producing ‘Argylle’?
Matthew Vaughn is producing ‘Argylle’ along with his frequent collaborators Adam Bohling and David Reid, as well as Jason Fuchs and Cloudy Productions. Zygi Kamasa, Carlos Peres, Claudia Vaughn, and Adam Fishbach also serve as executive producers.
Is ‘Argylle’ planned to be a standalone movie?
No, ‘Argylle’ is planned as a trilogy.