It took over a decade to get the adaptation of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. from idea to shoot, but since Warner Bros. gave it the greenlight a couple of months ago it’s been moving fast towards an early September filming start date.
Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer are already set for the lead roles, and now they’ve been joined by Hugh Grant, according to Deadline, who’s signed on for a supporting role in the Guy Ritchie flick.
Cavill and Hammer are set to play Napoleon Solo and Illya Kullyakin, agents of United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.) who protect the Earth from the evil organization Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesireables and the Subjugation of Humanity (T.H.R.U.S.H.). Hugh Grant will be the head of British Naval Intelligence.
Alicia Vikander is also on-board to play the female lead, a British agent who has an affinity for cars. The film is, of course, based on The Man from U.N.C.L.E. TV series which ran from 1964 to 1968.