This Is The Woman Who Is Going To Kick Colin Firth's Ass: Casting For Matthew Vaughn & Mark Millar's 'The Secret Service'

By TK Burton | Industry | October 30, 2013 | Comments ()

By TK Burton | Industry | October 30, 2013 |

This is Sofia Boutella, who has just been cast as an unnamed character in the adaptation of the as-of-yet unreleased graphic novel, The Secret Service. Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class), it’s based on the novel by comic writer extraordinaire Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, The Authority, Nemesis, a million other things), this is all we have for a synopsis so far:

The world’s greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career. But will the end of the world as know it take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next James Bond? meanwhile, what’s the secret link between a series of kidnapped sci-fi stars, the murder of an entire town, and a dark secret from inside Mount Everest? Under Uncle Jack’s supervision, Gary’s spy skills and confidence blossom—but when the duo learn what’s behind the celebrity kidnappings, the knowledge comes at a price. The conspiracy begins to unravel, but who can be trusted when so many prominent figures seem to be involved?

There’s some serious pedigree involved — Vaughn worked on the screenplay with frequent collaborator Jane Goldman. They’ve cast Colin Firth as the lead, and newcomer Taron Egerton as his nephew. Boutella, an Algerian-French dancer-turned-actor, is set to play the femme fatale. Prior to this, she was relatively well-known for being a part one of Nike’s ongoing ad campaigns:


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