Ariana DeBose to Star in Apple Original Films’ Actioner “Argylle”

The spies have it for Ariana DeBose

The 30-year-old half-Afro-Puerto Rican actress, singer and dancer has joined the cast of Argylle, an action film from Apple Original Films and Matthew Vaughn’s Marv Studios.

Ariana DeBose

The film is currently in production in Europe.

DeBose, a Tony Award nominee, joins a cast that includes Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, Samuel L. Jackson, and Grammy winner Dua Lipa, who is making her big screen debut.

The film—setting up a new franchise for Vaughn—follows the world’s greatest spy, Argylle, as he is caught up in a globetrotting adventure, which takes him from America to London and beyond.

It’s based on Elly Conway’s upcoming spy novel of the same name, which is set for publication via Transworld Publishers Ltd, a division of Penguin Random House, next year.

Vaughn is directing Argylle from a script by Jason Fuchs. Dua Lipa will also pen the film’s original title track and score.

“We have assembled an absolutely stellar cast to inhabit each of the wonderfully original and captivating characters in this thrill ride of a story,” said Vaughn. “We’re so excited that production is now off and running, bringing us closer to sharing this epic action spectacle with audiences around the world.”

DeBose earned her Tony nomination in 2018 for her turn as Donna Summer in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. She also featured in the original cast of Hamilton, along with other Broadway titles including Bring It On: The Musical and Pippin.

She will next be seen portraying Anita in Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story, and can currently be seen in Apple’s musical comedy series Schmigadoon!.

Rivera Wins NewNowNext Award

It’s an obvious fact: Naya Rivera is a stunner… And, now she has an award to prove it!

The 25-year-old half-Puerto Rican singer/actress, who has quickly become a standout star on Fox’s Glee, nabbed the Cause You’re Hot Award at the taping of the Logo network’s annual NewNowNext Awards late this week.

Naya Rivera

Rivera beat out Magic Mike’s Channing Tatum, The TudorsHenry Cavill, American Horror Story’s Jessica Lang, tennis superstar Novak Djokovic and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol star Paula Patton for the public-voted award.

The NewNowNext Awards showcase who and what are on the verge of a pop culture explosion in the coming year.

The awards show will be broadcast on Monday, April 9 at 10:00 pm ET on Logo.