Brad Pitt and Rachel Weisz in Talks For KINGSMAN: THE GREAT GAME and There are New Character Details
Director Matthew Vaughan has got some ambitious plans for his Kingsman film franchise. Not only is he developing a third film that will close out the story of Harry and Eggsy, but he’s also developing a Statesmen spinoff film as well as a World War I prequel film called Kingsman: The Great Game.
We previously learned that Ralph Fiennes and Harris Dickinson (The Darkest Minds) joined Kingsman: The Great Game, which will reportedly take place in 1910. Now, thanks to That Hashtag Show, we have some new rumored details on the story, characters, and cast. Apparently Brad Pitt and Rachel Weisz are in talks to join the film!
It’s revealed that the protagonist of the story is a character named Conrad, “a cocky young son of a British Duke determined to serve his country.” His parents will be the “Duke and Duchess of Oxford (Oxfords, not brogues) and that Conrad will find himself thrust into the midst the world of espionage with some of history’s most dangerous spies and assassins.” Harris Dickinson will be playing this role.
Fiennes will most likely be taking on the role of Conrad’s father, the Duke of Oxford. It’s also reported that there will also be another prominent member of the Oxford household. That will be Conrad’s nanny, Polly.
Polly is described as “a ruthless force of nature, Polly is instrumental in raising Conrad and is not afraid to go toe-to-toe with his father.” This is the role that Racheal Weisz is currently in talks for.
As for Brad Pitt, it’s said that he is looking to take on one of the most influential figures of WWI… Grigori Rasputin. “Rasputin was a controversial figure in Russia, having gained considerable influence over Tsar Nicholas II after “healing” his hemophiliac son Alexi.” It’s said that the film will focus “on Rasputin’s ‘unscrupulous and Machiavellian’ ways in the final days of the Russian Imperialism.”
Two other key figures from WWI that will play a part in the story include Gavrilo Princip and Margaretha Zelle. “Princip was among those who assassinated Austrian Archduke Ferdinand, one of several key events that led to the British becoming involved in the war. In the film, Princip will work for the ‘cruel and vindictive’ Shepherd, a shadow figure who seems to be one of the film’s key figures.”
As for Margaretha Zelle, she was a Dutch-born French spy, who’s real name was Mata Hari. “Mata Hari was executed by a firing squad after admitting she had served as a double agent for the Germans during the war.”
It’s also reported that the movie will include Irish General Herbert Kitchener who was the Secretary of State for War during WWI. It’s explains that he is a close friend of Conrad’s father, and Kitchener may “provide the young man with his opportunity to serve Great Britain. Kitchener’s ever-present, ever-prepared aide, Max Morton, will also play a role in film’s plot and, as is to be expected in a spy film, everything with him may not be what it seems.”
Kingsman: The Great Game sounds like it’s going to be a great movie! I love what I’m hearing about it and excited to see how the story plays out with these characters. Out of all the Kingsmen films in development, this is the one that I’m looking forward to seeing most.
What are your thoughts on the new rumored details that have been shared?