French-Algerian actress Sofia Boutella has been set to play the lead female antagonist alongside Samuel L. Jackson in Matthew Vaughn’s The Secret Service. Colin Firth stars. Boutella, who will shoot in London until late January, also has signed with 42 for representation in the UK and Paradigm in the U.S. The actress has been a dancer on Madonna’s world tour and in some of her videos and a runway favorite of Jean Paul Gaultier in Paris. After doing French films and TV, this is her first major role in a Hollywood film.
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