Samuel L. Jackson Signs Up To Play The Villain In Matthew Vaughn's THE SECRET SERVICE

The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier star has joined the cast of Matthew Vaughn's big screen adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' The Secret Service. He's set to play the lead villain in the movie. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 8/1/2013

With an impressive cast which already includes Colin Firth and Michael Caine, the latest addition to the cast of the Matthew Vaughn helmed The Secret Service is no stranger to comic book movies. While Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Cruise passed on the role, it is Samuel L. Jackson who will now play the lead villain in the adaptation of the Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons series. Unknown Taron Egerton recently signed up to play 'Gary', while the hunt is now on for the female lead. It is still believed that Vaughn is considering Emma Watson and Dark Shadows' Bella Heathcote.
Source: Variety
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Spartan - 8/1/2013, 5:44 PM
Sam should take a vacay.
He's over exposed.
SnapperCarr - 8/1/2013, 5:45 PM
@Spartan He probably needs to pay the taxes.
ATrueHero1987 - 8/1/2013, 5:47 PM
For me, Millar is a hit or miss when it comes to his writing. So tell me, is The Secret Service a good read?
leXheX - 8/1/2013, 5:59 PM
wow, just wow. Either Sam really has a hard on for comic book movies, or he just takes whatever shit gets thrown his way. It's cool either way, so let's all just clap our hands and go to sleep.
Spartan - 8/1/2013, 6:15 PM
It's like some unwritten rule in Hollywood that Michael Cain gets first dibs at the supporting white guy roles and Sam gets first shot at everything else.
Spartan - 8/1/2013, 6:21 PM
Can't figure out who the hardest working man in Hollywood is.
Sam or his agent.
StrangerX - 8/1/2013, 6:45 PM
Tom Cruise passed. JACKASS

MiltonSaint - 8/1/2013, 6:49 PM
Actually, Sam will take any job. I can't find the direct quote right now but he stated he views being an actor like any other job, he just works hard and doesn't take any days off. His only requirement for on of his movies is that he has the weekend off for free golf trips. Other than that he doesn't ask for much money and isn't above being in a movie by small time directors or studios.
MiltonSaint - 8/1/2013, 6:50 PM
Hell, he takes pay cuts if the film starts going over budget (Snakes On a Plane) he seriously just loves being in movies.
MCMLXXXII - 8/1/2013, 7:43 PM
overexposed? - maybe
great actor? - mostly
hard working? - definitely
bad-ass? - you bet your candy-ass
dellamorte1872 - 8/1/2013, 7:56 PM
JACKSON likes the pay checks, anyone would if they could. I get it. But I hear the previous comments MILLAR is hit or miss. I love WOLVERINE with JRR but honestly his solo shit never appealed to me, SUPERIOR in particular is incredibly slow!
harley2011 - 8/1/2013, 8:40 PM
Meh. SLJ, playing SLJ in a movie. Seen 100 times.
batesmotel - 8/1/2013, 9:40 PM
i dont like Sam Jackson, not...one....bit but i do tip my hat to him in the way he chooses his roles and knows where there is money to be made
CptHero - 8/1/2013, 10:51 PM
Damn, this cast is getting better and better. Vaughn must have a pretty tight script
AlexDeLarge87 - 8/1/2013, 11:15 PM
Meh, Jackson is in too Many movies nowadays. Let someone else play a villain for awhile.
KidGoku - 8/2/2013, 1:38 AM
Jackson can never be in too many movies in my eyes. He has the right attitude when he approaches his work. One of my favorites just because he's in so many films.
DetectiveMartinHart - 8/2/2013, 3:42 AM
you guys remember the bet he and robert downey jr. made? where in ten years who could have, not just the most roles but qaulity ones... the only stipulation is that the marvel movies and any movie that they happen to be in together doesn't count
Greedo - 8/2/2013, 7:09 AM
Does this guy need to be in everything? Give it a rest already.

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