Now in production, Warner Bros. Pictures' The Man From U.N.C.L.E. has enlisted Luca Calvani as the film's chief antagonist, Deadline reports.
Based on the popular 1960s television series, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. stars Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) as Napoleon Solo, Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as Illya Kuryakin and and Hugh Grant (Cloud Atlas) as Waverly. Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby) and Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows) also star.
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. 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.
The screenplay is written by Ritchie and Wigram, who also serve as producers. John Davis (Chronicle) and Steve Clark-Hall (RocknRolla, the Sherlock Holmes films) are also producing. David Dobkin is executive producer.