First Look: Armie Hammer & Henry Cavill in 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.'
by Ethan Anderton
December 22, 2014
Next year, Superman and The Lone Ranger are teaming up to fight an international enemy in the adaptation of the classic TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement). Henry Cavill plays CIA agent Napoleon Solo while Armie Hammer plays KGB agent Illya Kuryakin, and the two must put aside a rivalry to stop the evil THRUSH, an organization opposed by Russia and the United States. Now we have a first look at the film, and it looks rather stylish. However, I can't help but be reminded of films like The Avengers (1998) and Get Smart as mediocre TV spy adaptations. Look below!
Here's our first look at Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. straight from Warner Bros. Pictures:
At the height of the Cold War, CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavil) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) must put aside longstanding hostilities to team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe. Guy Ritchie (Snatch) directs The Man from U.N.C.L.E. from a script by Lionel Wigram (Sherlock Holmes) and the film arrives late next summer on August 14th, 2015.