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Guy Ritchie to direct The Man From UNCLE?

hollywood Updated: Dec 10, 2011 19:22 IST
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Filmmaker Guy Ritchie and his new producing partner Lionel Wigram are being lined up to direct The Man From UNCLE.

The Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows director is set to replace Steven Soderbergh - who left the project following the dual problems of his lead actor George Clooney dropping out and reported budget difficulties - and will bring his new producing partner Wigram with him to the film, Contactmusic reported.

The Man From UNCLE TV show ran for 105 episodes between 1964 and 1968 and told the tale of suave Solo, a man who worked for the United Network Command for Law Enforcement (UNCLE) against the Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity (THRUSH).

The programme, which originally starred Robert Vaughn, has already sparked a made for TV movie in 1983 and sister series The Girl From UNCLE.