Variety reports that actress Elizabeth Debicki is set to join Warner Bros. adaptation of the 1960s spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Debicki will be joining the previously announced Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander. This will be Elizabeth Debiciki’s first major role since her impressive turn as Jordan Baker in Baz Luhrman’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby.
Director Guy Ritchie is at the helm and will be directing from a script by Scott Z. Burns. The plot of the film is unknown at this point but the original series centered on two agents of United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.) who fight the forces of Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity (T.H.R.U.S.H.).
Variety reports that Debicki has beat out Rose Byrne and Charlize Theron for the role, which is pretty huge for the newcomer. Obviously Warner Bros. must’ve been impressed with her performance in The Great Gatsby. Sources say that she would likely play a femme fatale.
Production for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is expected to begin this September for a 2014 release.