The trailer of the much-awaited film Argylle was released on Thursday.
This is fans’ first look at seeing blonde Dua Lipa alongside the star-studded cast in Matthew Vaughn’s Apple Original and Universal Pictures film Kingsman, set for a February 2, 2024 release.
The 28-year-old singer dazzles in a short gold dress as she plays Henry Cavill’s girlfriend in her acting debut.
The trailer begins with Dua playing the ultimate femme fatale as she seductively tells him: “I sure hope you dance like you dress up.”
“You’re about to find out,” he said, before sweeping her off her feet.
Both Henry, 40, and Dua, who had a small role in Barbie, play characters from novelist Ellie Conway’s (Bryce Dallas Howard) book.
The actor takes on the role of Agent Argyle, while Dua plays another spy.
This fictional plot follows an introverted spy who is drawn into the real world of espionage when the plots of her books get a little too close to the activities of an evil underground syndicate.
When spy Aiden (Sam Rockwell) shows up to save her from kidnapping, Ellie and her beloved cat Alfie are immersed in a secret world.
The cast also includes Samuel L. Jackson, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, John Cena, Catherine O’Hara, Ariana DeBose, and Rob Delaney.
Samuel’s character, who has ties to the underworld through his Burgundy winery, tells Ellie: “It’s time you met the real Agent Argyle.”
The film is described as “the world’s greatest spy, Argyle”, who “engages in a globe-trotting adventure”.
The film was first announced in June 2021, with Matthew Vaughn directing from a screenplay by Jason Fox, based on an as-yet-unpublished novel by mystery writer Ellie Conway.
It appears the author has never published a book before, as Argylle was originally scheduled to be published on September 29, 2022 and then pushed back to March 29, 2023 and now appears to be set for November 9, 2023.
Apple announced in August 2021 that it had acquired the rights to the film for $200 million, with Vaughn offering his thoughts on the unpublished manuscript in the announcement.
“When I read that early manuscript draft, I felt like it was the most fascinating and original spy franchise since Ian Fleming wrote in the 1950s,” Vaughan said.
“This will reinvent the espionage genre,” the director added, although very little is known about the actual author.
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