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Samuel L. Jackson To Play Evil Samuel L. Jackson in 'Secret Service'


After first eyeing Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio for the bad guy in his new film, Matthew Vaughn has settled on the always-better value in over-the-top villainy with Samuel L. Jackson. He'll reportedly play the antagonist in The Secret Service, the Kick-Ass director's latest Mark Millar comic adaptation. The film, a "James Bond meets My Fair Lady" tale, is already set to star Colin Firth as a veteran MI6 agent training his loser nephew (newcomer Taron Egerton) in the ways of spycraft. The Firth/Jackson romantic-comedy Motherfuckin' Love will just have to wait.

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