When Matthew Vaughn stepped away from X-Men: Days Of Future Past, he said he would concentrate on the Mark Millar comic book adaptation The Secret Service, instead. He’s been working on it for several years, but now he’s ready to movie forward, with Latino Review reporting that Colin Firth is now in talks to star.
The actor will play Uncle Jack, an MI6 spy who takes his nephew Gary under his wing to teach him the ropes, in hopes the dodgy youngster will change his ways and become an MI6 agent. The role of Gary has yet to be cast.
Mark Millar described the story as a cross between James Bond and My Fair Lady.
Matthew Vaughn is directing from a screenplay he wrote with Jane Goldman, based on the Mark Millar comic book series. Fox signed up to distribute in February, at which point an August production start date was tentatively scheduled.