Italian actor Luca Calvani has just been cast as the lead villain in Warner Bros.' upcoming adventure-thriller "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.". In the new Guy Ritchie film, the 39-year-old former Giorgio Armani fashion model will play main antagonist Alexander, a wealthy shipping heir who smuggled Nazi gold by the end of World War II and who by the early 1960s came into the selling of nuclear weapons.
Along with bagging his new role, Calvani signed up with talent agency Paradigm, while still being represented in the U.K. by leading actor agency Conway van Gelder Grant. The trilingual film, TV and theater actor appeared on HBO's hit series "Sex and the City" alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Alan Cumming back in 2001 and more recently in action-thriller "The International" opposite Clive Owen.
Based on 1960s' TV series of the same name, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." boasts of an all-star cast comprised of "Man of Steel" lead star Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo, "The Social Network" actor Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin and veteran rom-com star Hugh Grant as Waverly. Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki and Jared Harris also join the cast.
Set at the height of the Cold War, Cavill plays CIA agent Solo and Hammer portrays KGB agent Kuryakin who go on a joint mission to keep an international criminal organization from disrupting the balance of power through nuclear weapons technology. No release date is set for the movie just yet.