U.N.C.L.E. movie notes: casting and social media

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Bit by bit, scattered details about the The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie are emerging.

CASTING: @laneyboggs2001 on Twitter has tracked down casting from various Internet sources. They include Zee Omar as an Egyptian general and Gabriel Farnese as an Italian playboy.

The movie’s IMDB.COM CAST LIST is filling out, including two KGB agent parts.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Terry Bamber, first assistant director of the movie’s second (or action) unit, put out a Sept. 13 Tweet with a picture of a sign for an office for second unit crew members. It has an U.N.C.L.E. logo in the same font as the original 1964-68 series (though missing the last period in U.N.C.L.E.). Bamber doesn’t give away much except to say “I loved the original – now gang be prepared to be amazed at this.”

Bamber is also production manager for the second unit and performed similar duties on the last five James Bond movies including Skyfall.

(UPDATE Sept. 18): LaneyBoggs spotted AN AUG. 28 TWEET by Bamber where his Diet Coke and coffee were atop a Sept. 25 shooting schedule. Presumably that’s for the U.N.C.L.E. movie but there are no specific references.

Actress Allegra Riggio, who’s engaged to Jared Harris, who has a role in the film, this week visited the U.N.C.L.E. set and posted about it on Twitter. There were no spoilers. Some examples can be seen HERE, HERE and HERE.

Meanwhile, Evie Wray, whose IMDB.com entry lists some actress and makeup department credits, put out a TWEET hinting that she may be involved with the movie. Here’s the text of that Tweet:

Evie Wray‏@eviewray
time to find my Man From U.N.C.L.E box set.. prep for filming next month .. #spy #CIA #60s #ManFromUNCLE pic.twitter.com/nq8dq4prGM

The Tweet included a photograph of the DVD box set of the original show.

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