To celebrate the release of Argylle, the latest thrilling film from director Matthew Vaughn, we sat down with the filmmaker himself and some of his eclectic cast to find out more.

Chatting to Vaughn, we talk about the origins of the film, his exceptional choices when it comes to music and mic drops (there are some real doozies in this one), the biggest challenges when dealing with the spy thriller, casting, and why he wanted the film to feel like a throwback to the films he loved growing up in the 80s.

Next, we pick the brains of John Cena and Ariana DeBose and their excitement and easy “yes” when Vaughn called, why the spy genre is still so popular, the “escapism” factor of the film, 80s action films and whether they have what it takes to be a spy.

You can watch the full interviews below:

Argylle opens in UK cinemas on February 1st.


Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World) is Elly Conway, the reclusive author of a series of best-selling espionage novels, whose idea of bliss is a night at home with her computer and her cat, Alfie. But when the plots of Elly’s fictional books—which center on secret agent Argylle (Henry Cavill) and his mission to unravel a global spy syndicate—begin to mirror the covert actions of a real-life spy organization, quiet evenings at home become a thing of the past. Accompanied by Aiden (Oscar® winner Sam Rockwell), a cat-allergic spy, Elly (carrying Alfie in her backpack) races across the world to stay one step ahead of the killers as the line between Elly’s fictional world and her real one begins to blur.