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Colin Firth To Play “Uncle Jack” In Matthew Vaughn’s ‘The Secret Service’

Sunday 28th April 2013 by Shawn Madden

Casting is currently underway on Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming adaptation of Mark Millar’s The Secret Service and with production set to begin in August it appears that the film has already landed it’s lead. Sources have revealed that Oscar winning actor Colin Firth has signed on to play the role of Uncle Jack, a James Bond like super-spy who works for MI6 that takes his nephew Gary under his wing in hopes to change his ways and make him a future MI6 agent.

The project has been previously described as “James Bond meets My Fair Lady”, with Firth stating that Vaughn’s movie will be “unlike anything I’ve done.” According to Millar, Mark Hamill has also signed on for the film to play himself in a cameo appearance. But if you haven’t read the comic we won’t spoil that scene for you here.

The Secret Service is set to hit theaters November 14, 2014

Source: The Wrap