Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast of director Matthew Vaughn's The Secret Service.

Jackson joins Colin Firth and Taron Egerton in the film, which is based on a comic series by Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and Dave Gibbons, and which centers on a seasoned Secret Service agent who takes a younger agent under his wing as they investigate the murder of every resident of a small town and a mysterious secret involving Mount Everest.

Samuel L. Jackson has signed up to play the villain.

Production is expected to start this fall, with Marv Films financing and producing the film, with Vaughn and Jane Goldman adapting the graphic novel.

One of the hardest working men in showbiz, Samuel L. Jackson's upcoming slate of films is loaded, and includes films like Robocop, OldboyBarely LethalBig Game, the live-action remake of Yasuomi Umetsu’s Japanese anime film Kite, to name a few.