Jared Harris Reteams with Guy Ritchie for 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'
The big screen adaptation of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. from director Guy Ritchie will begin production in England in just over a week, and one more cast member has just signed on for the film. Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer are already lined up to lead the film as special agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin based on the 1960s TV series about two agents who work for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. Now THR reports Ritchie is bringing his Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows villain and former "Mad Men" star Jared Harris into the mix, but it's not specified what character he will be playing.
The Warner Bros. film also features Alicia Vikander in the female lead with Hugh Grant in a supporting role as well. Ritchie co-wrote the film with Lionel Wigram and they're both producing the film as well by way of their first look deal with the studio. Harris should add some weight to the cast which seems a little too untested in drawing a crowd. Sure, Cavill starred in Man of Steel, but Superman was the draw there, and not Cavill himself. Plus, The Lone Ranger bombed, so Armie Hammer isn't exactly at the top of his game. It'll be interesting to see how this flick shakes out. Anyone interested?