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Ok, so found something on facebook and immediately wanted to read more and found this article and it's pretty interesting so far.
I'm super happy to see Emma being requested so much for many different roles, and they say:
"The Secret Service" originated as a comic book by Mark Millar, whose comic book creations also inspired "Wanted" and "Kick-Ass" (he also serves in some kind of creative capacity on the Marvel movies Fox has in development) and Dave Gibbons, the artist who worked with Alan Moore on the beloved "Watchmen" series.
It tells the story of a kid who is taken under the wing of his super spy uncle, who teaches him how to be the best spy he can be. It's pretty warm-hearted, given Millar's usual nihilistic streak, and should make for a fun deconstruction of the genre. So far Egerton joins Colin Firth as the uncle and Michael Caine (as the head of the spy organization).
Whoever Vaughn picks for the female lead would play the romantic love interest for our young spy. Heathcote came off a great 2012 in which she costarred in Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" and David Chase's "Not Fade Away" (if either had been a bigger hit she'd be shortlisted for everything). Watson, of course, is transitioning from her "Harry Potter" mode, with two winning performances this summer in "This is the End" and Sofia Coppola's brilliant "Bling Ring." Mark Hamill, who makes an appearance in the first issue of the comic book, has also signed on to play himself. According to the Variety report, they're still looking for a huge star to play the bad guy, after both Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio passed.