Colin Firth to be the secret agent uncle in Millar and Gibbons' The Secret Service?
Bleeding Cool is reporting that actor Aaron Johnson as the nephew may not be working out, but Colin Firth may be in as the uncle, for Millar and Gibbons' The Secret Service. Co-writer Mathew Vaughan had hoped to cast the two men in the roles, but The Hollywood Reporter has said negotiations aren't working out with Johnson.
A great casting choice for the role, hopefully they manage to fill the role of the nephew just as well, if Johnson doens't work out. In other casting news, it also looks like Mark Hamill will play himself in the movie, as he was in the comic as himself at one point. If you haven't checked out the Secret Service comic, you should pick up the trade that should be collected soon, but for now, here is the description from Mark Millar himself, then with the more official blurb to follow:
This is James Bond meets My Fair Lady.
The world’s greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career. But will the end of the world as know it take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next James Bond?
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About the Author - Jeremy Shane
Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea. Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California. When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead. Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim. If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.
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