What you need to know
- Apple has won the bid for the spy thriller Argylle.
- The film stars Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O'Hara, John Cena, Samuel L. Jackson, and Dua Lipa.
A ton of stars are about to make their Apple TV+ debut.
As reported by Deadline, Apple has signed a deal to acquire Argylle, a new spy thriller that will be directed by Matthew Vaughn. The deal, according to the report, is worth about $200 million and the hope is to turn the film into a franchise.
The new film comes with an impressive cast including Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O'Hara, John Cena, Samuel L. Jackson, and Dua Lipa. The Grammy winner will also work on the music and score for the film.
The parties confirmed the Argylle deal Wednesday but weren't talking money. "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," Vaughn said.
The film, based on the soon-to-be-launched spy novel of the same name from author Ellie Conway, follows the world's greatest spy as he is caught up in a globe-trotting adventure. Conway's debut thriller is scheduled to be published in a major launch in 2022 by Transworld Publishers Ltd, a division of Penguin Random House.
Jason Fuchs penned the script and is producing along with Vaughn's regular collaborators Adam Bohling and David Reid. Zygi Kamasa, Carlos Peres, Claudia Vaughn and Adam Fishbach will serve as executive producers.
Apple already has a relationship with Vaughn who will be directing Tetris: The Movie which will star Taron Edgerton.
It's currently unclear when Argylle will premiere on Apple TV+. If you want to enjoy the film in the best possible quality when it does debut, check out our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2021.
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