From the twisted mind of MATTHEW VAUGHN (Kingsman franchise, Kick-Ass) comes Argylle, a razor-witted, reality-bending, globe-encircling spy thriller.
Bryce Dallas Howard of Jurassic World fame, portrays Elly Conway, a 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.
Argylle Cast: A Stellar Ensemble for Espionage Thriller
The stellar ensemble includes Henry Cavill as agent Argylle, John Cene as Argylle's best friend Wyatt, Oscar winner Ariana Debose (West Side Story) as their fearless field tech, Keira; Oscar nominee Richard E Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) as Fowler, a senior member of agent Argylle’s organization, and Grammy-winning superstar DUA LIPA (Barbie) as Argylle’s elegant, lethal nemesis, Lagrange.
Henry Cavill as Argylle: Espionage Elegance
Argylle, envisioned by Elly as a dashing, charming, flat-top-sporting spy, is portrayed by Henry Cavill. A world-class spy who will stop at nothing to bring justice to those who deserve it. He is the epitome of espionage cool and director Matthew Vaughn needed to cast an actor who would be convincingly chivalrous, noble, larger-than-life and able to deliver both the dramatic and action demands of the role.
Henry Cavill: Vaughn Praises Classic-Yet-Unique Spy
Director Vaughn, reteaming with Cavill since Stardust, praises Cavill's ability to embody the classic spy persona with a unique twist. He says, "I felt Henry could give me all the classic spy stuff. He can give me a wink; he can do all the things I want from a spy. Agent Argylle’s appearance is a bold, instantly iconic throwback to the ‘80s. I have had an enduring obsession with the styles of that era, including the likes of Dolph Lundgren as Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, and the era’s signature flattops. That’s why we decided to give Argylle one. Henry’s portrayal is great. I needed someone who could exude the essence of a James Bond-type character but with a twist. Whoever could play James Bond, I thought, ‘I’m going to give him a flattop and a Nehru jacket.’ It is quite challenging to pull off that look but Henry managed to do it seamlessly. Henry could make a fabulous Bond as well, and that’s why we cast him.”
Cavill Trusts Vaughn's Vision: The Flattop Bet
Interestingly, Vaughn sold Cavill on the haircut before Cavill even read the film’s script. Cavill recalls, “Matthew said, ‘Look, you’re going to have a flattop. I know it sounds crazy, and maybe it is, but I promise you it’ll work. Or maybe it won’t. But have fun with it anyway and trust me. So, I did. Matthew is a great storyteller. He knows what he wants and his eye for detail is extraordinary. He and I have a great shorthand; we’ve known each other for years and he always brings a sense of unique fun to anything he’s working on. He’s a good, straightforward communicator, and as an actor, that’s what I need. At the end of the day, it’s about trusting your director and leader, and Matthew is someone you can trust.”
Cavill on Argylle Script: Refreshingly Unique and Bold
Once Cavill read the film’s script, he realized that the story was different from anything he’d read before. He says, “It was unique in its own space. It was refreshing to see something new, bold, and willing to take risks. There is a tendency these days for a good product to come out and then, for the next ten years, everything is just like that product, but not quite. Matthew’s projects are never like that. Argyle is about as far from generic as you can get."
In summary, Argylle promises a thrilling blend of espionage, unique characters, and Henry Cavill's charismatic portrayal of the iconic spy, creating a film far from the generic norms of the genre. Apple Original Films presents, in association with MARV, a Cloudy production. Argylle is distributed by Universal Pictures (Warner Bros. Discovery) and will be released in India on Feb 2 in English and Hindi.
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