The series about spies Kingsman will release a sequel named Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges has signed his name into the contract to join the cast recently.
Jeff Bridges, who played The Dude in The Big Lebowski and won an Oscar for Crazy Heart, will appear in the film, he announced on Twitter.
"The only golden circle I want vexing me is the one my glass leaves behind on the table," the image in the tweet says.
Considering Bridges’ on-screen history with alcohol, this is the perfect image to announce his addition to the cast. In addition, this also gives us a hint as to who Bridges might be playing. His character hasn’t been officially named or even described, but we do know that Kingsman: The Golden Circle will see the devastated British spy organization teaming up with their American counterparts known as the Statesman. The American agents just so happen to have their center of operations disguised as a whiskey distillery. If I had to guess, Bridges is more than likely playing the head of the American agents, not unlike Michael Caine in the first movie.
Bridges is just the latest to join it, the sequel already has the talents of Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, and Channing Tatum; alongside the returning Colin Firth, in the role of a (presumably) resurrected Harry Hart. It is already something special with Elton John making a rare turn as an actor. Mathew Vaughn also returns to direct the film.
The spy spoof follow-up to 2014's Kingsman: The Secret Service will see Taron Egerton’s Eggsy head state-side with Mark Strong’s Merlin to work for secret US spy society Statesmen. Statesmen HQ is disguised as a whisky distillery and once there, Eggsy and Merlin will be tasked with defeating the villainous Poppy, Moore.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is expected to release on 16/06/2017.