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Matthew Vaughn's Secret Service Gets Samuel L. Jackson As Villain

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Posted by: Matt McGloin, Editor/Publisher
created 08/01/2013 - 10:03pm, updated 08/01/2013 - 10:14pm

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Matthew Vaughn's Secret Service, the comic book movie adaptation of the Mark Millar and David Gibbons graphic novel, has cast Samuel L. Jackson as the main villain.

Variety reports that Samuel L. Jackson joins Colin Firth and Taron Egerton for the spy movie that sees Firth take Egerton's character under his wing.

The  comic book sees a young man who grew up in a rough section in London get recruited by his Uncle into a British spy school that churns out suave, sophisticated gentlemen-agent types in the 007 mold. Together they get involved in a conspiracy that surrounds celebrity murders, with the comic book featuring real life characters Mark Hamill and Ridley Scott.

Leonardo DiCaprio's name has also been attached to Secret Service, with Michael Caine rumored as well.

Secret Service has a November 14, 2014 release.

Samuel L. Jackson also stars in the upcoming Robocop reboot and Captain America 2.

 
 

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