Colin Firth Lands The Lead In Matthew Vaughn’s THE SECRET SERVICE
Latino-Reviews' super-scooper, El Mayimbe, is reporting that the Oscar-Winning actor, Colin Firth ("The King's Speech"), has landed the role of superspy, Uncle Jack, in Matthew Vaughn's film adaptation of Mark Millar's comic, The Secret Service..
El Mayimbe of the website, Latino-Review, has a new scoop, this time his sources have informed him that prestigious actor, Colin Firth, has landed the coveted role of Uncle Jack in Matthew Vaughn's The Secret Service.
"Anyway, according to sources, Oscar winner Colin Firth has bagged the role of Uncle Jack in the upcoming film. That’s a really hot casting choice. Uncle Jack is quite the alpha male in the comic so it will be a cool to see someone like Colin Firth put foot to ass. Can’t wait." - El Mayimbe
Production of the film is expected to begin sometime in August. The film is slated to open in theaters nationwide, November 14th, 2014!
UPDATE! It appears that the website, rogersmovienation.com, actually has a quote from Colin Firth confirming that he has a part in the film. That article was posted just a few days ago, but clearly went unnoticed.
But he’s never done a Hollywood comic book movie, and he lets on that he’s about to worth with Matthew Vaughn (“Kick Ass”). Vaughn is doing the comic book adaptation of “The Secret Service.” It’s about a secret agent of iconic, James Bond status, and the young “street punk” nephew he mentors in the spy game.
“Too early to talk about now, but it’ll be unlike anything I’ve done,” Firth teases. - rogersmovienation
COMIC SYNOPSIS - From the writer of Kick-Ass and the artist of Watchmen comes a collaboration decades in the making! The world's greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career. But will the end of the world as know it take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next James Bond? meanwhile, what's the secret link between a series of kidnapped sci-fi stars, the murder of an entire town, and a dark secret from inside Mount Everest? Under Uncle Jack's supervision, Gary's spy skills and confidence blossom--but when the duo learn what's behind the celebrity kidnappings, the knowledge comes at a price. The conspiracy begins to unravel, but who can be trusted when so many prominent figures seem to be involved? It's a must-be-seen-to-be-believed action spectacle!
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