Follow Us on Twitter

Colin Firth in talks for Matthew Vaughn's The Secret Service

The King's Speech

Story by Jack Foley

COLIN Firth is in talks to star in Matthew Vaughn’s new film, The Secret Service.

Based on the comic book Vaughn launched with Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, the film will see Firth playing a character named Jack, a British spy who transforms his young nephew Gary into a lethal secret agent.

The film already has a release date in the US of November 14, 2014 but casting is far from complete.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Aaron Johnson – who worked with Vaughn on Kick-Ass – has reportedly turned down the role of Gary due to scheduling conflicts.

Firth has been previously linked to Vaughn having been courted for the role of Sebastian Shaw in X-Men: First Class – a role that eventually went to Kevin Bacon.

Comprised of six issues, The Secret Service comics featured cameos from Ridley Scott and Star Wars actor Mark Hamill, the latter of whom finds himself at the centre of a hostage rescue in the Swiss Alps.

Next story: Michael Fassbender to play Macbeth