Guy Ritchie will direct Warner Bros’ spy update starring Man Of Steel lead Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is to begin shooting Sept 9 with production taking placing in the UK, Rome and Naples.

The film follows a CIA agent (Cavill) and KGB operative (Hammer) who team up to stop a criminal organisation from manipulating a nuclear arsenal.

The film is the first to be made under the studio’s first-look deal with Ritchie and producer Lionel Wigram’s Ritchie/Wigram Productions.

Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Jared Harris and Hugh Grant round out the key cast.

Ritchie and Wigram wrote the screenplay based on the TV property and produce alongside John Davis and Steve Clark-Hall. David Dobkin is executive producer.