The big screen spy thriller Kingsman: The Secret Service, based on the popular comic book series, stars Colin Firth as Harry Hart and Samuel L. Jackson as Valentine. The movie is about a street kid who is recruited by a super-secret spy organization to become the protégé of a veteran agent. The promising young recruit is placed in an ultra-competitive training program at the same time that a warped tech genius begins to pose a global threat.
This film is clearly a departure for Firth, who is mainly known for dramas and romantic comedies. “This is like stepping into the shoes of the people that were your heroes growing up,” he told Collider. “I feel like that was in mind when this was being created. It was the stuff we loved when we were kids and we fell in love with cinema.”
In addition to Firth and Jackson, the action thriller features an impressive supporting cast, including legendary actor Michael Caine; Mark Hamill as James Arnold; Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean) as Lancelot; relative newcomer Taron Egerton (Testament of Youth) as Gary “Eggsy” Unwin; and Algerian actress and dancer Sofia Boutella (StreetDance 2) as Gazelle. In the comic book, Gazelle was a man with artificial legs. The movie character is a female acrobatic dancer.
Produced by Marv Films and Twentieth Century Fox, the project was directed by prominent filmmaker Matthew Vaughn, who directed such hits as Kick-Ass and X-Men First Class. Vaughn also co-wrote the screenplay with long-time writing partner Jane Goldman. The comic book series The Secret Service was written by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.
Kingsman: The Secret Service will hit theaters nationwide Feb. 13, 2015. Watch the trailer below.
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