Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 July 2014

Watson to join Secret Service?

Emma Watson is tipped for the female lead in The Secret Service

Emma Watson and Bella Heathcote are reportedly in the running to star in Matthew Vaughn's The Secret Service.

The director is said to be "showing interest" in the two actresses for the female lead role, although no formal talks have taken place, reported Variety.

Newcomer Taron Egerton, who has appeared in TV series Inspector Lewis, has landed one of the supporting roles in the big screen adaptation of Mark Millar's graphic novel after beating competition from Jack O'Connell and Attack The Block's John Boyega.

Colin Firth is already on board to play a veteran secret agent who enrols his nephew (Taron) into a British spy school, while Sir Michael Caine is tipped to play the head of the spy organisation.

Matthew, who co-wrote the script with Kick-Ass screenwriter Jane Goldman, apparently offered the villain role to Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio, who both passed.

Shooting is expected to start in the autumn, in time for a 2014 release.

Emma, who recently starred in Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's comedy This Is The End, will next be seen in Darren Aronofsky's Biblical drama Noah alongside Russell Crowe and Sir Anthony Hopkins.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Leo:

A hospital, university or government agency could give you the paperwork you require to move ahead. Establish a friendship with an official who can serve as an advocate for you. Avoid getting entangled with a legal matter. Launching a lawsuit will cause more problems than it is worth. You're better off walking away from a troublemaker who has lots of time to waste in the court system. Cut your losses and focus on making a fresh start. You have the ability to build a secure financial future.More