According to Variety, negotiations may begin soon with Egerton to play the young spy next to Firth in the upcoming adaptation of â€œThe Secret Service.â€
The site claimed director Matthew Vaughn considered â€œKick-Assâ€ actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, but opted for a lesser known actor to be alongside Firth. Other actors in consideration were Jack Oâ€™Connell (â€œUnbrokenâ€) and John Boyega (â€œAttack the Blockâ€).
Egerton has a very limited acting history with a couple of episodes in the TV series â€œInspector Lewisâ€ and a short film called â€œPop.â€
Now Vaughn and Twentieth Century Fox will look into the female co-star. The possibilities include Emma Watson (â€œHarry Potterâ€) and Bella Heathcote (â€œDark Shadowsâ€). Actors Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio were both offered the villain role, but passed on the role.
â€œThe Secret Serviceâ€ is a comic series by Mark Millar and David Gibbons. Production is expected to start this fall.