The first trailer for “Argylle” has finally surfaced, providing fresh insights into Henry Cavill’s enigmatic new spy film. Although we were treated to a feline-themed teaser earlier in the week, the full trailer now unveils the plot of this highly anticipated project from the acclaimed director of Kingsman, Matthew Vaughn. Interestingly, it appears that Cavill does not assume the lead role, as that distinction belongs to Bryce Dallas Howard, who portrays the spy fiction luminary, Elly Conway.
Elly, a celebrated but reclusive author, finds contentment in the company of her cat Alfie and quiet nights at home. However, her tranquility is disrupted when the covert operations of her literary creation, secret agent Argylle (played by Cavill), inexplicably manifest in reality. Reluctantly, Elly is compelled to join forces with the actual operative, Aiden (embodied by Sam Rockwell), who, regrettably, is allergic to cats. Together, they embark on a mission to outsmart the assailants who have targeted Elly for her unique insights.
The star-studded ensemble of “Argylle” includes John Cena of “Peacemaker,” music sensation Dua Lipa, the legendary Samuel L. Jackson, Catherine O’Hara of “Schitt’s Creek,” the indomitable Bryan Cranston from “Breaking Bad,” and the talented Ariana DeBose of “West Side Story.”
Mark your calendars for February 2, 2024, when “Argylle” is set to hit cinemas worldwide, courtesy of Universal Pictures. Following its theatrical run, the film will be available for streaming on Apple TV+ at a later date. This much-anticipated project was initially unveiled in June 2021, with a sneak peek provided in March 2022.
Previously shrouded in secrecy, “Argylle” was purportedly based on a yet-to-be-published book attributed to the fictitious author ‘Elly Conway.’ Vaughn himself hailed this work as “the most compelling spy thriller I’ve ever read,” a statement that only added to the intrigue surrounding the film.
Vaughn went on to proclaim, “When I read this early draft manuscript I felt it was the most incredible and original spy franchise since Ian Fleming’s books of the ’50s. This is going to reinvent the spy genre.” Although it’s now evident that this claim was a clever ploy, the trailer certainly suggests that “Argylle” will live up to the director’s lofty expectations.
So, remember to mark February 2, 2024, on your calendars for the theatrical release of “Argylle,” followed by its global debut on Apple TV+. This film promises to be a game-changer in the world of spy cinema.