Jared Harris cast in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., plot revealed. Harris, who played Lane Pryce on AMC’s Mad Men, joins Guy Ritchie’s cast. Warner Bros. announced that its big-screen take on the classic 1960s spy TV series would begin production next week on September 9th. Shooting locations include England, Italy, Rome and Naples.
The film follows special agents Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer), who work for the mysterious United Network Command for Law and Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.). Alicia Vikaner also stars as the female lead in the picture, while Hugh Grant has a supporting role as the head of the British Naval Intelligence. Elizabeth Debicki is also part of the cast; her role is described as a “femme fatale.”
The official plot synopsis for The Man from U.N.C.L.E.:
“Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on CIA agent Solo and Kgb agent Kuryakin,” said Warner Bros.
“Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology.
“The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.”
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Ritchie is directing and co-wrote the script with Lionel Wigram. The two are also producing under their new production shingle, which has a first-look deal with Warner Bros. David Dobkin is executive producing. John Davis (Chronicle) and Steve Clark-Hall (RocknRolla) are also producing.
Harris and Ritchie have previously worked together. The English actor worked on Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows where he starred as Professor James Moriarty. His recent film work includes a role in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and the upcoming Pompeii.
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