Taron Egerton Joins Netflix Action Thriller “Carry On”

Taron Egerton at the Big Screen Achievement Awards at CinemaCon in 2018
Taron Egerton at the Big Screen Achievement Awards at CinemaCon in 2018. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9643868im)

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Taron Egerton lead a major action movie, but he’s ready to go back to his roots. The Golden Globe-winning actor landed a lead role in the upcoming Netflix action thriller Carry On.

Egerton is set to play Ethan Kopek, a young TSA agent who gets blackmailed by a mysterious traveler to let a dangerous package slip through security and onto a Christmas Day flight.

TJ Fixman wrote the first draft of the script, while Michael Green polished the latest version. Jaume Collet-Serra will be in charge of directing the project, marking his return to the action thriller genre following a recent shift to big blockbusters with Jungle Cruise and Black Adam, both staring Dwayne Johnson.

As for Egerton, he rose to prominence with the role of Eggsy in Kingsman: The Secret Service and later reprised this role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. He went on to star in Robin Hood, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen him tackle the action genre.

He won a Golden Globe for playing Elton John in Rocketman and gave television a shot earlier this year with Apple TV+ crime drama Black Bird. He’s currently attached to the biographical film Tetris, which chronicles the development of the popular game.