Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Will Ferrell & Adam McKay Plan Manimal
Digging up the defunct '80s series for Sony Pictures Animation
Edgar Wright Putting Baby Driver Back In Gear
Long-bubbling project may boil up again
Latest Star Wars Rebels Trailer Lands
Disney show puts out extended promo
New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV Spot Online
Get Shell Shocked by the film's rap tie-in
Lily Cole & Robert Sheehan Find The Messenger
Tamzin Merchant & David O'Hara also aboard the supernatural thriller
Toronto Film Festival Unveils Initial 2014 Schedule
The Drop, The Equalizer, Wild & more will premiere
New Trailer For Ethan Hawke's Predestination
Wibbly wobbly timey wimey trailer business
Chuck Palahniuk Announces Fight Club 2 Comic Book
Guess what we're talking about?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
21 July 2014
Idris Elba In Talks For Guy Ritchie's King Arthur Film
He could be Bedivere
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
06 May 2016
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
31 January 2015
Seventh Son
31 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Man Of Steel (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Cold Light Of Day (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Mirror Mirror (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Hugh Grant Joins Man From U.N.C.L.E.
He'll be the head of British Naval Intelligence

09 August 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Hught Grant in Cloud Atlas

As he builds his cast for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. to start shooting in September, Guy Ritchie isn’t just looking for leading Men From U.N.C.L.E. He’s also filling out supporting roles and has locked down Hugh Grant to make an appearance.

Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer are the stars of the film adapted from the 1960s spy show, playing special agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin respectively. They work for the United Network Command for Law Enforcement, forever on guard against the evils of T.H.R.U.S.H. Which is, as we seemingly always have to point out, an evil terrorist organisation, not something that requires a special cream from Boots.

Grant is set to play the head of British Naval Intelligence, which is ironic given how hard he’s campaigned to stop people spying on him. He joins a cast that also includes Alicia Vikander and recent recruit Elizabeth Debicki.

Ritchie co-wrote the current draft of the script with Sherlock Holmes collaborator Lionel Wigram, working from earlier versions by Scott Z. Burns.

Grant was last seen in multiple roles in Cloud Atlas and is at work on a new rom-com with Marc Lawrence, playing a once-hot screenwriter who finds love while slumming it teaching at a small college.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Karen Black Dies
She was 74
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

RE: Mr Waverley
Nah, David McCallum for Waverley. Although given the performance of a recent film remake of an ancient TV sho, starring Armie Hammer, I'm not expecting much from this. Are those two leads really the best they can do? Open Channel Dull. More

Posted by Ulmaceae at 13:06 on 09 August 2013 | Report This Post

From Soderbergh directing with Damon & Clooney to this?Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! More

Posted by themanfromunkle at 12:18 on 09 August 2013 | Report This Post

Mr Weaverly
hugh could have been good as UNCLE's boss man. More

Posted by spark1 at 10:40 on 09 August 2013 | Report This Post

I think I'm starting to be able to smell a shit film from ten paces. This one's baaaad More

Posted by chris wootton at 09:38 on 09 August 2013 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

Director Matt Reeves Spills Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Secrets
What we learned from our Empire podcast spoiler special

Peter Fonda On Peter Fonda
The Hollywood legend relives his career highlights

Kevin Feige Talks Ant-Man, Guardians Of The Galaxy And Doctor Strange
The Marvel boss updates us on the state of his cinematic universe

Keith Carradine On Keith Carradine
'Television is really the place to go if you want to do anything of substance now.'

Video: Gary Oldman And Keri Russell Talk Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Would you watch Carry On Up The Planet Of The Apes?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)