Adele couldn’t have chosen a much better way to kick off her acting career – the soulful singer will star in a movie, directed by X-Men: First Class and Layer Cake director Matthew Vaughn. Not only that, but the crooner is about to act opposite heavyweights Colin Firth and Samuel L Jackson, Entertainmentwise reports.

Adele, Oscars 2013
This Oscar winner is just starting out her film career.

To be fair, Adele isn’t entirely new to the world of acting. In 2009, the Grammy winner made a cameo on the show Ugly Betty. And of course, she is going into it with one Oscar under her belt, which she won earlier this year for the Skyfall theme. Adele returns to the world of secret agents with Secret Service – a British spy flick, not related to 007. Go figure. Oh, and it’s probably worth mentioning that the film in question is based on a graphic novel by Mark Millar, aka the man behind the Kick-Ass comics.

Samuel L. Jackson, Comic-Con
Adele will co-star alongside Samuel L. Jackson [above] and Colin Firth. 

Sounds like a fail-safe option for Adele. A lot of singers tend to find the transition from music to acting rocky at best (Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, we’re looking at you), however, this is no Wedding Planner. As a career starter, Adele couldn’t have done much better than this.

“Adele is exactly what Matthew is looking for,’ a source has told The Sun on Sunday amid rumours that Adele would be cast as a "bad girl."

“He wants the highest-profile names in various fields to boost the film’s cause and turn it into a mega-money franchise,” the source said.

That’s all that can be said with certainty at this point. We’ll refrain from indulging in some of the less likely rumors, such as the possibility of Elton John and David Beckham having signed up for parts in the film.

Adele, Oscars Red Carpet
With a production team like that, expectations are high for this film.