THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
4:20 PM PDT 8/8/2013 by Rebecca Ford
Hugh Grant has signed on for a supporting role in Guy Ritchie's spy film The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Warner Bros.’ big-screen take on the classic 1960s spy TV series will star Man of Steel actor Henry Cavill, who stepped in to replace Tom Cruise in late May.
The film follows special agents Napoleon Solo (Cavill) and Illya Kullyakin (Armie Hammer), who work for the mysterious United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.). Alicia Vikander also stars as the female lead in the pic.
Grant will play the head of British Naval Intelligence.
Production is slated to begin in September.