Taron Egerton has been tapped to star in Jaume Collet-Serra’s upcoming high-flying action-thriller.
The Kingsman: The Secret Service actor will play a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent who finds himself embroiled in a dangerous plot in the project, the first film to come out of Amblin Entertainment’s production deal with Netflix.
The Golden Globe-winning star will play Ethan Kopek, a young agent who is blackmailed by a mysterious traveler into letting a dangerous package pass through security and onto a flight on Christmas Day.
Egerton shared Deadline’s article to his Instagram Stories on Wednesday night and jokingly wrote in the caption, “Time to get off the couch again.”
Sources told the publication that the Rocketman star was the only actor to have a meeting on the project and immediately hit it off with the Spanish filmmaker, so a deal was quickly inked.
Collet-Serra will direct the film from a screenplay originally written by TJ Fixman and recently refined by Michael Green.
After big-budget blockbusters such as Jungle Cruise and Black Adam, Carry On marks Collet-Serra’s return to material like his previous action films The Commuter, The Shallows and Non-Stop, which also took place on an airplane. .
Egerton is currently receiving rave reviews for his performance in the Apple TV+ miniseries Black Bird. He recently wrapped production on Tetris, a film about the development of the popular arcade game.