Director Matthew Vaughn has cast Sofia Boutella as the lead female antagonist in the upcoming film project The Secret Service. She'll appear alongside Samuel L. Jackson who is playing the film's main villain.
This is the actress' first major role in a Hollywood film. Before this she was a dancer on Madonna’s world tour and in some of her videos and a runway favorite of Jean Paul Gaultier in Paris. She did some French film and TV work as well.
She also joins Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, and Michael Caine. Vaughn co-wrote the script with Jane Goldman, and it will be an adaptation of the Mark Millar's and David Gibbons' graphic novel. The Secret Service has been described as Vaughn and Millar's version of Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. The story follows a James Bond-type super spy named Uncle Jack who works for MI6. He ends up taking his slacker nephew Gary under his wing and mentors him in tradecraft in the hopes that Gary can change and become an MI6 agent.