Alicia Vikander Joins Tom Cruise in 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

Alicia Vikander

Warner Bros' The Man From U.N.C.L.E. has found its woman. Alicia Vikander will join Tom Cruise and Armie Hammer in the big screen adaptation of the '60s TV series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The Swedish actress is not well-known in the States, but she was recently seen in the Keira Knightley-starrer Anna Karenina and will appear in two higher profile movies later this year: DreamWorks' The Fifth Estate and Warner Bros' The Seventh Son.

Vikander will play a British agent who has a thing for cars so we know who's going to do the driving. This is a character created specifically for the movie.

George Clooney was originally attached to star, but he had to drop out due to a bad back. Cruise boarded the movie early this year to play American agent Napoleon Solo maybe because Top Gun 2 was postponed indefinitely due to director Tony Scott's death. Hammer came on later to play Soviet agent Illya Kuryakin.

We haven't heard of any new work done on the script so we can only assume it'll still be Scott Z. Burns' take that Guy Ritchie will be directing from.

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