Universal has revealed the first look at Matthew Vaughn’s Argylle, starring Henry Cavill, Bryce Dallas Howard and many more.
There’s been some controversy surrounding Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming spy flick, Argylle. Well, controversy of the manufactured kind. When the movie was announced, it was supposed to be an adaptation of the debut spy novel by author Elly Conway, but the novel has never been released, and some months ago, outlets started questioning whether or not the author even existed.
Indeed, it seems like that question has finally been answered (maybe), with Universal sending over a teaser for Argylle’s first full-length trailer, which is set to premiere tomorrow. In the trailer, Bruce Dallas Howard looks on in terror as Sam Rockwell chucks her cat off a building ledge, for it to fall in slow motion (presumably to be rescued?), and if you look at the official logline, it reads as follows:
Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World franchise) 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 center on secret agent Argylle and his mission to unravel a global spy syndicate—begin to mirror the covert actions of a real-life spy organization, quiet evenings at home become a thing of the past.
Accompanied by Aiden (Oscar® winner Sam Rockwell), 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.
So, basically, the movie sounds like a variation on Romancing the Stone, and Elly Conway was a fanciful creation of Vaughn and his screenwriter, Jason Fuchs. Or was she? Interestingly, the description doesn’t mention the top-billed Henry Cavill, who’s apparently playing the titular character, making me think his big reveal is set for tomorrow’s trailer launch. The ridiculously stacked cast includes John Cena, Dua Lipa, Bryan Cranston, Sofia Boutella, with Ariana DeBose and Catherine O’Hara and Samuel L. Jackson. Notably, the cast, Aflie, is played by Chip, Vaughn’s own pet cat, who he shares with his wife, supermodel Claudia Schiffer.
Argylle, which was produced by Apple Original Films, is set for a theatrical release (via Universal) on February 2nd. Watch out for the full trailer tomorrow!