Colin Firth to star in comic book movie ‘The Secret Service’?

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Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth could be set to star in his very first graphic novel adaptation – a movie called The Secret Service from the creators of Kick-Ass.

Firth is reportedly in talks for the project, described as “James Bond meets My Fair Lady“. It will be directed by Matthew Vaughn from a script by Vaughn and Jane Goldman.

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The Secret Service comic was written by Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar and illustrated by Watchmen legend Dave Gibbons, telling the tale of a thuggish youngster who gets recruited by his uncle into a British spy school.

Firth, who won an Oscar for his turn as King George VI in The King’s Speech, will play the uncle character should he sign up – according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Vaughn’s previous films include Layer Cake, Stardust and Kick-Ass – the last two of which were also collaborations with Goldman.

Whet your appetite for The Secret Service with a look back at Kick Ass:

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Mark is the content manager for WOW247 in Leeds. When he isn't waxing lyrical about Ben Wheatley and Caravan Palace, he's writing about cult cinema, obscure horror movies and outlandish games.