Alicia Vikander signs on to star in The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Swedish actress Alicia Vikander is in talks to play the female lead in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. for Warner Bros. and director Guy Ritchie.

The project is based on the 1960s NBC series of the same name starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, which followed United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.) agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, as they battle the evil agents of Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity (T.H.R.U.S.H.). Tom Cruise is playing the American agent Solo, with Armie Hammer playing his Russian partner Kuryakin.

Alicia Vikander will play a British agent who has an affinity for cars, a completely new character who was not a part of the original series. Guy Ritchie is directing from a screenplay by Scott Z. Burns. No production schedule was given.

Alicia Vikander most recently starred in A Royal Affair and Anna Karenina. She will next be seen later this year in The Seventh Son and The Fifth Estate.