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

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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 | Trade News | October 30, 2013 | Comments ()


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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  • Green Lantern

    FWIW - "Secret Service" was a six-issue miniseries and has been well over for months now. TK *may* be referring to the collected trade edition...I'm not sure if that's been released yet or not.

  • L.O.V.E.

    She did all those moves, so why am I the one who just strained his neck?

  • e jerry powell

    Clearly the woman is still in her early twenties. Give it another decade and she'll come back down to earth. I know that of which I speak; I crashed fifteen or so years ago.

  • Maguita NYC

    you're not the only one.

  • logan

    How does she do that with her leg? That is just movie magic right? No woman okay no non - plastic woman can bend like that right ?

  • Maguita NYC

    Eight years of ballet, and I can still do weird stuff a decade later with my back and legs.

    But she is absolutely amazing, and not just because of her art and expression, but also that face! She looks so fierce.

  • e jerry powell

    Okay, now you've put the image of Kathleen Turner in War of the Roses into my head.

  • bastich

    more details on the weird stuff please

  • Maguita NYC

    Nobody said anything about weird. :p

  • e jerry powell

    Au contraire, ma sœur ...

  • logan

    Well may i say Mr Maguita is a lucky man then? : )

    It looks like if she let go of her ankle her leg would snap down and kill a man.

  • thatsmrsnyder

    They're paying Colin Firth way too much money to be in this. I'd let her kick my ass for free.

  • Erin S

    So, are they super committed to the name "Gary?"

  • bastich

    "My name is Bond...Gary Bond.
    I'll take my Yoo-hoo shaken, not stirred."

  • bastich

    So will this basically be "James Bond Jr.: The Movie"?

    No matter -- I'm automatically rooting for Sofia Boutella's character.

  • zeke_the_pig

    Nike can stuff their dickhead ads, but the chick? Mmm

  • space_oddity

    Also, I hope they get the kidnapped celebs from the comic to actually appear in the movie as themselves... The first one is Mark Hamill, iirc.

  • Maguita NYC

    I believe Sofia was part of Madonna's Live Confessions Tour, and got a lot of recognition for her outstanding performance. The woman defies gravity and is just amazing to watch (dancer in blue cape, jump to 2:28 mark).

  • space_oddity

    It's not released as a "graphic novel" yet, because I believe issues are still coming out...

  • Always a good sign with a Millar production.

    BTW, she can fatale the hell out of me, that femme.

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