Colin Firth Heading for Action in Matthew Vaughn's 'Secret Service'
Just over a month ago, we learned that Fox had picked up the rights to Mark Millar's comic book Secret Service for Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class) to direct after departing the sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now it sounds like the project is making progress towards production as Latino Review has learned that Colin Firth will make a surprising foray into the action genre for the film which follows a veteran secret service agent training his punk nephew for the same job in the midst of celebrity kidnappings, the murder of an entire town and some sort of government secret involving Mount Everest. More below!
Firth is a big name, but he's yet to venture into blockbuster action territory, opting for comedies and dramas from Love Actually to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Millar has described Secret Service as "James Bond meets My Fair Lady," which sounds like one of the strangest combinations we've ever heard of, so this should be fun. If anything, having Firth in the lead role makes this project a little more intriguing than it might be if a typical action star was put in the lead role. The question is whether a familiar young face will be brought in to play the nephew, or if Firth will work with a lesser known talent. Stay tuned.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
Well...this just got more boring
Mike on Apr 29, 2013
Yeeeah... Mr. Firth doesn't exactly scream "action flick" does he?
avconsumer2 on Apr 29, 2013
Did either one of you consider the role before commenting?
Bl00dwerK on Apr 29, 2013
Smart bit of casting.
Luke Cavanagh on Apr 29, 2013
That plot sounds ridiculous. But I think Vaughn could pull it off. Not really sure why Firth's getting hate - just because he hasn't really done action before doesn't mean he can't. I was really skeptical about Aaron Eckhart playing Two Face, and he sold me. So I'll wait for some stills or a trailer before I pass on this.
the_situasian on Apr 29, 2013
To all the detractors of Firth: That's what actors do,they take chances,try new roles,expand their repertoire. They don't stay boring unlike you guys trying to pigeonhole people. Firth is an Oscar winner,so your limited perspective is at best funny
Mind expansion on Apr 29, 2013
Is no one familiar with Last Legion?
Arron Baxter on Apr 29, 2013
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