After impressing as Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby, Elizabeth Debicki has booked another high profile role, joining Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill in The Man From U.N.C.L.E, according to Variety.
The film is based on the 1960s The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which followed two agents from United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.), who try to stop the evil-doers from Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity (T.H.R.U.S.H.).
Cavill will be Napoleon Solo (played by Robert Vaughn in the TV series), with Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum). Alicia Vikander is also set to star, with Guy Ritchie directing. There’s no news on exactly who Debicki will play, but she’ll be some sort of femme fatale role.
A film version of the series has been mooted for decades, with just this latest attempt taking over 10 years to get from conception to the point where it’s ready to go in front of the cameras (it’ll shoot in September), with various writer and directors coming and going in that time. Everyone from Steven Soderbergh to George Clooney has been involved, but it’s only now that it’s actually happening.