Hugh Grant has signed on to star in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming film, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. According to THR, the usually reliable actor will be playing the head of the British Naval Intelligence and will join a stellar cast that includes Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as his wingman, Illya Kuryakin. Supporting them are Alicia Vikander in an unknown role and Elizabeth Debicki as a femme fatale.
Production is set to begin next month, so I imagine we should be hearing about casting for the last couple of roles shortly. As one of our readers pointed out to us in the comments section, the role of Mr. Waverly, and of course, a main villain, still need to be cast.
As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m not familiar with the 1960s spy TV series that the film is based on, but I do trust Guy Ritchie’s very capable hands. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. has been through a bit of a troubled production, with many big names coming and going. Now though, everything is set in place and it looks like Warner Bros. has a potential hit on their hands. They’ve got a great cast assembled for this one and Grant, though I wouldn’t have expected him to show up here, should be another solid addition to what looks like a promising film.
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