‘Argylle’ Teaser: Henry Cavill Is An Amnesiac Super Spy In Matthew Vaughn’s Latest

Who needs James Bond? When Matthew Vaughn failed to land the directing gig on the 007 franchise, he pivoted in the only way he knew how. Basically, he launched his own anti-Bond spy-comedy franchise with Kingsman, which has led to three total movies already and possibly more to come. But Vaughn isn’t done in the world of espionage, because next up is Argylle, with the titular super-spy played by the former Superman, Henry Cavill.

Cavill, whose got some experience in this genre following The Man from UNCLE and Mission: Impossible-Fallout, stars alongside Bryce Dallas Howard who plays Elly Conway, an introverted spy novelist who gets swept up into the world of espionage. Sam Rockwell is Aiden, a cat-allergic spy who comes to her rescue.

The film also stars Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, Dua Lipa, Sofia Boutella, Ariana DeBose, Rob Delaney, and Samuel L. Jackson. Um, so yeah, it’s got a bit of star power. In this teaser all we see are Howard, Rockwell, and a most unfortunate kitty cat.

Argylle hits theaters on February 2nd 2024, followed by an Apple TV+ streaming date. Here’s the synopsis followed by the brief teaser.

The greater the spy, the bigger the lie.

From the twisted mind of Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman franchise, Kick-Ass) comes Argylle, a razor-witted, reality-bending, globe-encircling spy thriller.

Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World franchise) is Elly Conway, the reclusive author of a series of best-selling espionage novels, whose idea of bliss is a night at home with her computer and her cat, Alfie. But when the plots of Elly’s fictional books—which center on secret agent Argylle and his mission to unravel a global spy syndicate—begin to mirror the covert actions of a real-life spy organization, quiet evenings at home become a thing of the past.

Accompanied by Aiden (Oscar® winner Sam Rockwell), a cat-allergic spy, Elly (carrying Alfie in her backpack) races across the world to stay one step ahead of the killers as the line between Elly’s fictional world and her real one begins to blur.

Travis Hopson
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