Apple Original Films has just released the thrilling first trailer for “Argylle,” featuring Henry Cavill in a brand-new role as an international spy. In this action-packed film set to hit theaters on February 2, 2024, Cavill portrays the suave super-spy, Argylle, who criss-crosses the globe on daring top-secret missions.
On September 23, 2023, Film Updates’ Twitter page generated significant excitement by announcing the release of the trailer for the much-anticipated ‘Argylle’ movie. This revelation elicited immense enthusiasm from fans of Henry Cavill and Dua Lipa, as the film promises to offer a unique blend of glamour and entertainment. The anticipation surrounding the movie is further fuelled by the prospect of it evolving into a full-fledged franchise, with two more films on the horizon.
Before this exciting announcement, a brief seven-second first-look video was released, featuring Dua Lipa and Henry Cavill engaged in a captivating dance. These glimpses have left the global audience in awe and heightened their eagerness for the official trailer release.
Elly Conway: Author or Character?
Initially, the movie was believed to be adapted from an upcoming novel by Elly Conway, a first-time author. However, the trailer and official movie synopsis have exposed a fascinating twist – Conway herself is a character in the film. The mystery surrounding her existence, whether real or fictional, adds intrigue to the story.
In “Argylle,” Bryce Dallas Howard stars as Elly Conway, a reclusive author known for her best-selling espionage novels. Her idea of a perfect evening involves her computer and her beloved cat, Alfie. Yet, as the plots of Elly’s fictional books, centered around secret agent Argylle’s mission to dismantle a global spy syndicate, begin to mirror the actions of a real-life spy organization, her quiet nights at home become a thing of the past.
An All-Star Cast of “Argylle”
The star-studded cast of “Argylle” includes Dua Lipa, Bryan Cranston, John Cena, Catherine O’Hara, Ariana DeBose, Sam Rockwell, and Samuel L. Jackson. Each actor brings their unique charisma to the film, promising an unforgettable cinematic experience.
Grammy-winning artist Dua Lipa is also contributing original songs to the movie, adding an extra layer of excitement to this already highly-anticipated release.
Matthew Vaughn: Director and Producer
Matthew Vaughn, the creative force behind the “Kingsman” franchise, takes on the dual role of director and producer for “Argylle.” With his remarkable track record in the spy thriller genre, Vaughn’s involvement heightens anticipation for this film. Additional producers include Adam Bohling, David Reid, and screenwriter Jason Fuchs. The executive producers are Zygi Camasa, Carlos Peres, Claudia Vaughn, and Adam Fishbach.
Speaking about the project, Matthew Vaughn expressed, “When I read this early draft manuscript, I felt it was the most incredible and original spy franchise since Ian Fleming’s books of the ’50s. This is going to reinvent the spy genre.”
The synopsis of the movie, as stated by IMDb, reads:
“The world’s greatest spy, ‘Argylle,’ gets caught up in a globe-trotting adventure.”
The film, an Apple Original Films production, is set for a theatrical release on February 2, 2024, in partnership with Universal Pictures, which will ensure global distribution before it becomes available on Apple TV+.
Apple secured the rights to “Argylle” in a groundbreaking deal in August 2021, reportedly valued at nearly $200 million, with ambitions to transform it into a franchise. The film is based on an upcoming novel by debut author Elly Conway.
Trailer link : [Watch the “Argylle” trailer here]