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Hugh Grant at the London Premiere of Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. (AP)

Director Guy Ritchie’s film adaptation of the spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E is set to begin shooting next month starring Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), Armie Hammer (J.Edgar) and the latest recruit is Hugh Grant, reports Total Film.

It may just be us, but it seems like Grant has been keeping a low profile these days. It’s nice to see him back on the radar. He’ll be playing a supporting role as the head of the British Naval Intelligence.

The original TV series aired on NBC from 1964 to 1968, following two secret agents who worked for the law enforcement agency U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement).

Cavill and Hammer will take on the special agent roles as Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin respectively.

While the film isn’t a direct remake of the TV series, here is a look at the original trailer to wet your whistle with some very Mad Men-like enforcement agents:

Grant’s latest film was 2012’s Cloud Atlas in which he reportedly joined a few days before production began. He’ll reprise his role as Daniel Cleaver in the Bridget Jones’s Diary series but the release date is yet to be announced.

Does the U.N.C.L.E. role seem like a good fit for Hugh Grant?

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By Brigid Brown