Deadline is reporting that Apple Original Films are closing in on acquiring the worldwide rights for Matthew Vaughn’s next film, the spy thriller Argylle.
The film is based on Ellie Conway’s upcoming spy novel Argylle, which follows the world’s greatest spy, Argylle, as he is caught up in a globe-trotting adventure.
The film package was being touted of being available for an ask of $200m and while the deal is for the one film, there is hope for it to launch a franchise, particularly with the ensemble that’s currently assembled. While the studio and Vaughn confirmed the deal taking place, no money was mentioned, but Vaughn did say the following:
I’m thrilled to team with Apple and bring the most compelling spy thriller I’ve ever read to the only streaming service that can create a franchise of this scale and quality for global audiences to experience.
Matthew Vaughn will be directing from a script written by Jason Fuchs, with Vaughn’s frequent collaborators Adam Bohling and David Reid set to serve as producers alongside Vaughn and Fuchs. Zygi Kamasa, Carlos Peres, Claudia Vaughn and Adam Fishbach will serve as executive producers.
Argylle currently has a cast that includes Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Dua Lipa, Samuel L. Jackson, John Cena and Catherine O’Hara, with Dua Lipa reportedly set to provide music for the title track and score.