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Cameras roll in Naples on new Guy Ritchie film

'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' shooting in Pozzuoli next

24 September, 17:32
Cameras roll in Naples on new Guy Ritchie film (ANSA) - Naples, September 24 - Shooting began in Naples Tuesday on the new Guy Ritchie film The Man from U.N.C.L.E., an adaptation of the American 1960s television spy series of the same name. Cameras were rolling at the Medieval fortress Castel dell'Ovo in the Bay of Naples, where some 400 cast and crew were working on a closed set. Henry Cavill is starring as secret agent Napoleon Solo in the revival of the TV show, which originally starred Robert Vaughan as Solo and David McCallum as his Soviet counterpart Ilya Kuryakin.

The Lone Ranger's Armie Hammer plays Kuryakin and Hugh Grant the pair's boss Waverley. The plot set in the Cold War follows Solo who sneaks into East Berlin to track down the daughter of a missing former Nazi scientist who's capable of creating an atomic bomb. Other locations include Rome, London, and Pozzuoli, near Naples, where shooting is scheduled Wednesday. Executive Producer Enzo Sisti is among the Italian nationals working on the Warner Bros. production.

Ritchie shot to fame with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels in 1998.

His other films include Sherlock Holmes, Revolver, Snatch and Swept Away, a flop starring then wife Madonna.