Fans of spy movies rejoice everywhere as our very own Man of Steel is all set to appear in one. Henry Cavill is no stranger to espionage, having portrayed a super spy, Napoleon Solo, in Guy Ritchie’s Man From U.N.C.L.E. Covert operations, quick-cutting action sequences, and deceitful charm are a perfect fit for Cavill. The son of Krypton is sure to bring the same effortless allure in the Apple TV+ film Argylle.
The same magnetism made Henry Cavill one of the biggest contenders for James Bond. While rumors about him being ruled out as Agent 007 are rampant, Argylle is a sure thing. So we get to see Cavill as a dapper spy, regardless. Now, only one question remains about this spy-thriller: Is it based on a book?
Is the Henry Cavill film Argylle based on a novel?
Argylle, the story about the world’s greatest spy, is in fact, based on a book. Not just that, it is author Elly Conway’s first ever published novel. Surprisingly, the book, also titled Argylle, was released this year. That means work started on the film even before the book saw the light of day. There is much speculation that the manuscript of the unpublished spy narrative served as the source for the upcoming film.
Adapted by Jason Fuchs as a screenplay, Matthew Vaughn, known best for the beloved Kingsman franchise directs Argylle. Apart from The Witcher star in the titular role, the movie also stars many familiar faces like Samuel L. Jackson (MCU), Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek), wrestler John Cena, Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), and more. The spy flick will also debut the Grammy-winning superstar singer Dua Lipa, who is also responsible for the title track and original score for the film.
The film revolves around Argylle, a super spy who loses his memory. Taking advantage of his condition, he is led to believe that he is a best-selling spy novelist instead. As his amnesia starts to cure, he gets involved in an adventure that takes him around the globe to unravel a greater conspiracy. If this intriguing premise and the star-studded cast list led by Henry Cavill don’t pique your interest, the teaser certainly will.
Are you excited to see Henry Cavill in Argylle? Let us know in the comments below. In the meantime, you can always watch Man From U.N.C.L.E., streaming on Netflix to see Cavil in a spy persona.