Hugh Grant Joins the Cast of Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Grant is the latest actor to be cast for director Guy Ritchie’s cinematic adaptation of the 1960’s television show, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Based on the award winning television show,
the film will follow a group of special agents who work for the mysterious company United Network Command for Law Enforcement – they could have thought of a better name couldn’t they like BAMF? Although the villain has not been revealed yet, in the television show their archenemy was THRUSH, you did read that right, and as some people will tell you, THRUSH enjoys repeat attacks! I wonder if someone has told them that their acronyms for their teams suck!

However, with Ritchie at the helm, his previous work includes the Sherlock Holmes films and Snatch, it is positive that the film will certainly be more interesting hopefully with the usual Ritchie slow motion gun shots, explosions and scenes of destruction.

According to reports Grant will have a supporting role as the head of British Naval Intelligence, despite Grant, ironically, campaigning against people spying on him in the phone hacking scandal. Joining him will be Armie Hammer, played the twins in The Social Network, Alicia Vikander and Superman himself, Henry Cavill.

With production set to begin in September, studios are hoping for a 2014 release.

Words by Emily Murray