Matthew Vaughn makes a valiant return to the spy genre in the trailer for Argylle. It’s par for course for the director who entertained audiences with the Kingsman franchise. This time around Vaughn weaves a new type of tale, revolving an author who finds herself in the middle of an espionage caper.
Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World) 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 centre 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.
As seen in the trailer, Vaughn’s signature style is showcased in Argylle. The razor-witted, reality-bending, globe-encircling spy thriller stars Henry Cavill (The Witcher), John Cena (Fast X), Oscar winner Ariana DeBose (West Side Story), Grammy winning pop superstar Dua Lipa (Barbie), Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Emmy winner and comedy icon Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), and the legendary Samuel L. Jackson.
An Apple Original Film presents, in association with MARV, a Cloudy production; Argylle is distributed by Universal Pictures and will open in cinemas in early February 2024.