Apple is on the verge of entering into yet another seismic deal to bring Apple TV + subscribers a wide selection of premium movies. This new agreement covers Argylle, Matthew Vaughn’s next action and spy hit starring Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena and Samuel L. Jackson.
The present agreement being finalized would be for a sum of 200 million dollars and Deadline seems to confirm that it should be finalized soon. Argylle is seen as a potential franchise, but the deal would currently only focus on the one film slated to begin production later this year. In addition to the star standards quoted above, it is also said that backs star Dua Lipa will also be making her acting debut in the film there.
This agreement, which was confirmed by both parties, marks a new phase in the discussions that already exist between MARV Films, Vaughn’s banner, with Apple. The studio headed by Zygi Kamasa has indeed already made a deal with the IT glove for the biopic Tetris, centered on the creator of the late 1980s game, Henk Rogers, who will be played on screen by Taron Edgerton (Kingsman).
Vaughn said: “I am delighted to team up with Apple and bring the most compelling spy thriller I have ever seen to the only streaming service capable of creating a franchise of this scale and quality for audiences. worldwide. “
Adapted from the soon-to-be-published eponymous novel by Ellie Conway, Argylle (Cavill?) Follows the world’s greatest spy as he is caught up on an adventure that takes him on a journey across the globe. Jason Fuchs wrote the screenplay and produced the film with Vaughn and his usual collaborators Adam Bohling and David Reid. Kamasa, Carlos Peres, Claudia Vaughn and Adam Fishbach will be the executive producers.
While the financial commitment seems high, it has become the price to pay for doing business with these projects with ready-made stars, especially those that could become global spy franchises like 007. Apple landed several of those big budget movies, including the Emancipation by Antoine Fuqua with Will Smith, currently in production, and the Killers of the Flower Moon by Martin Scorsese, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Kitbag, the biopic on Napoleon directed by Ridley Scott, with Joaquin Phoenix and Jodie Comer, is also one of Apple’s latest acquisitions. Filming for this film is scheduled to begin later this year.