Variety is reporting that Samuel L. Jackson has signed onto play the villain in Matthew Vaughn’s take on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons‘ graphic novel The Secret Service. The film has already cast Colin Firth as the secret agent who takes a young punk played by Taron Egerton under his wing. Production is set to start on the film this fall. The Secret Service is scheduled to hit theaters on November 14, 2014.
Vaughn just now needs to cast the film’s female lead. Emma Watson (Harry Potter series) and Bella Heathcoate (Dark Shadows) are two names that have frequently been mentioned for the project. Michael Caine is also rumored to be circling the project for a yet unspecified role.