The name's Jack, Uncle Jack: Colin Firth set to play MI6 spy in The Secret Service


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Daniel Craig had better watch out. Colin Firth looks set to display his James Bond credentials in a movie adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic The Secret Service.

Firth is rumoured to have been confirmed as the leading man in the film, directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X Men: First Class), with filming set to star production in August this year.

The Secret Service, penned by Jane Goldman who worked with Vaughn on Stardust, follows a “James Bond superspy who works for MI6 and takes his slacker nephew under his wing”.

Firth, 52, is lined up to play Uncle Jack who mentors his nephew Gary in the hopes of turning him into an MI6 agent.

The film is described as “James Bond meets My Fair Lady” and is slated for release in 2014.

Star Wars actor Mark Hamil’s involvement in The Secret Service has already been confirmed.