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Author Elly Conway’s life becomes a real espionage story after meeting an agent on a train

Elly Conway is the successful but shy author of the detective series Argylle, who is suddenly thrust into the real world of espionage after meeting an agent on a train. She soon discovers her books are eerily similar to real life occurrences, and that her skills are being sought by both forces for good and villains.

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Henry Cavill, Bryce Dallas Howard, Samuel L Jackson and others star in ambitious Apple Studios spy action film

Argylle is an upcoming spy action-comedy film produced by Marv and Apple Studios. The film is helmed by director, writer, and producer Matthew Vaughn, who is well known for his previous films including Layer Cake, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, and the Kingsman film series. The screenplay is written by Jason Fuchs, who also wrote for Wonder Woman and I Still See You.

Argylle features an all-star cast including Henry Cavill as the titular spy featured in the novels written by Elly Conway, played by Bryce Dallas Howard. Sam Rockwell plays Aiden, a spy who first drags Elly into the real world of espionage into which her books have an uncanny insight, while Catherine O'Hara plays Elly's concerned mother. The rest of the cast is rounded out by singer Dua Lipa, WWE wrestler John Cena, legendary actor Samuel L Jackson, Rob Delany, and Ariana DeBose. The film’s villain is played by Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston.

Production News

  • 2021-06-01
    • It is announced that Matthew Vaughn’s next film will be a project called Argylle. (Source: The Ronin)
  • 2021-07-08
    • In a huge casting announcement it is confirmed that Henry Cavill, Dua Lipa, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Samuel L Jackson, John Cena, Catherine O’Hara, and others will star in Argylle. (Source: Deadline)
  • 2021-08-04
    • Apple acquires the rights to Argylle, with the hopes that the film will lead to a franchise. (Source: Deadline)
  • 2023-06-15
    • The first trailer for Argylle is released, revealing key plot details and confirming the release date for February 2, 2024 before a digital release on Apple TV+. (Source: Variety)


Mystery & Thriller, Action & Adventure, Comedy


2h 15min

Production country

United Kingdom, United States


Matthew Vaughn


Bryce Dallas Howard
Elly Conway
Sam Rockwell
Henry Cavill
Bryan Cranston
Catherine O'Hara
Dua Lipa
Ariana DeBose
John Cena
Samuel L. Jackson
Sofia Boutella
Toby Haycock