Ariana DeBose (West Side Story, Schmigadoon!) is the final addition to the cast of Argylle, an actioner from Apple Original Films and Matthew Vaughn’s Marv Studios, which is currently in production in Europe.
The Tony Award nominee joins a cast that includes Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, Samuel L. Jackson, and Grammy winner Dua Lipa—the latter, making her screen debut.
The film—setting up a new franchise for Vaughn—follows the world’s greatest spy, Argylle, as he is caught up in a globetrotting adventure, which takes him from America to London and beyond. It’s based on Elly Conway’s upcoming spy novel of the same name, which is set for publication via Transworld Publishers Ltd, a division of Penguin Random House, next year.
Vaughn is directing Argylle from a script by Jason Fuchs. The latter is producing with Marv, Adam Bohling and David Reid. Zygi Kamasa, Carlos Peres, Claudia Vaughn and Adam Fishbach are serving as exec producers. Dua Lipa will also pen the film’s original title track and score.
“We have assembled an absolutely stellar cast to inhabit each of the wonderfully original and captivating characters in this thrill ride of a story,” said Vaughn. “We’re so excited that production is now off and running, bringing us closer to sharing this epic action spectacle with audiences around the world.”
DeBose earned her Tony nomination in 2018 for her turn as Donna Summer in in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. She also featured in the original cast of Hamilton, along with other Broadway titles including Bring It On: The Musical and Pippin. The actress will next be seen portraying Anita in Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story, and can currently be seen in Apple’s musical comedy series Schmigadoon!.
DeBose is represented by CAA, AC Management and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.