After decades in the making, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is finally making the jump from TV to the big screen, with Guy Ritchie directing and Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill in the lead roles. With just a week to go until it starts shooting they’ve got some new company, as THR reports that Jared Harris has signed on for the movie.
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 is also onboard as the head of British Naval Intelligence, with Alicia Vikander as a British agent who has an affinity for cars. There’s no info on what Harris will be doing in the movie. Don’t be surprised if he’s being villainous though, as that’s what he’s normally cast as (not least in Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows.