Jared Harris from AMC’s Mad Men has joined Henry Cavill (Man Of Steel, Immortals) and Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) in Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Harris is the latest addition to the cast of the reboot which starts production next September 9 in London, according to an announcement from Warner Bros. Other locations for the spy film include Rome and Naples in Italy.
The flick is a remake of the 1960s TV series starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum as agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin respectively.
They are two agents from the United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.), who fight evil, in the form of an organization of Bad people called, THRUSH and use charm, wit, and a never ending assortment of fancy gadgets to be successful.
The series ran for four years between 1964 and 1968.
In Guy Ritchie’s adaptation, Jared Harris will join Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin. Hugh Grand is also cast in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in a supporting role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina) also stars as the female lead, as does Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby).
Guy Ritchie is directing from a script he co-wrote with Lionel Wrigman who recently commented about their film,
“Guy and I have long loved these characters, and wanted to start from scratch with our own take and create a film steeped in the 1960s for today’s audiences. We are particularly happy about our cast, who all bring something special to the film. Henry, Armie, Alicia, and Elizabeth are among the best and most exciting actors of the next generation. In addition, we are thrilled to be working with Hugh Grant, who we have known and been fans of for many years, and Jared Harris, who did such a great job for us as Moriarty.”
Jared Harris previously worked with Guy Ritchie in Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows and is slated to appear in the upcoming movie Pompeii.
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