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EXCLUSIVE: Oscar Winner Colin Firth To Play Superspy In Matthew Vaughn's 'The Secret Service'

– by El Mayimbe

ssbannerWith a release date set for November 14, 2014 and production slated to begin this August, casting is underway for Matthew Vaughn's next film The Secret Service, based off Mark Millar's hot comic book that just recently wrapped it's storyline. The script is finished and written by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman. The script closely follows the comic. For those not in the know, the comic is about a James Bond superspy who works for MI6 and takes his slacker nephew under his wing. Named 'Uncle Jack' in the comic, he mentors his nephew Gary in tradecraft in the hopes that Gary can change and become an MI6 agent.

Per Mark Millar, "This is James Bond meets My Fair Lady."

The book is really hot, it was an entertaining read, and got quite an outlandish plot (it's really BANANAS!) that if you want to see what the opening of both the comic and the eventual movie is, check out the eight page preview HERE.

Anyway, according to sources, Oscar winner Colin Firth has bagged the role of Uncle Jack in the upcoming film. That's a really hot casting choice. Uncle Jack is quite the alpha male in the comic so it will be a cool to see someone like Colin Firth put foot to ass. Can't wait.

Now the big question is, who will play Gary? I'm also wondering if Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill will be in it as well as per the intro of the comic book. Stay tuned as more develops.

What do you guys think? Chime in your thoughts. Below is a panel from the comic featuring Uncle Jack.

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