Henry Cavill is Replacing Tom Cruise in 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'
Just last week, Tom Cruise surprisingly dropped out of the Warner Bros. adaptation of the 1960s TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. with director Guy Ritchie at the helm. Cruise wanted to focus his time on Mission: Impossible 5, which Paramount Pictures is hoping to shoot before the end of the year. So Warner Bros. began looking for a new leading man to prepare for their fall production, and now Variety reports their Man of Steel star Henry Cavill is now in talks to take the lead role in the story of two mismatched secret agents at United Network Command for Law Enforcement as they thwart the evil THRUSH. More below!
Funnily enough, Cavill actually tested for the role that went to Armie Hammer when Cruise was still involved with the project. It seems strange for the studio to go that much younger after courting people like George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck and Cruise for the lead role, but maybe having these two young summer blockbuster stars will bring in the young audiences to see a property that not many will be familiar with under the age of 50. With Ritchie at the helm this should be a stylish spy flick, and we're interested to see how Hammer and Cavil work together as a duo. Sound good?