The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is one of those movies that loked like it would never happen. A film version of the 60s TV show has been talked about for years, with the likes of Tom Cruise, Channing Tatum, Joel Edgerton, Bradley Cooper, and George Clooney all circling to star, and Matthew Vaughn, David Dobkin, and Steven Soderbergh slated to direct. But for various reasons they all moved on.
However then Guy Ritchie signed up to helm, with Henry Cavill as CIA agent Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as KGB agent Illya Kuryakin.
The movie went in front of the cameras a while ago but it’s only now we’re getting the first image, which shows, Cavill, Hammer and Alicia Vikander looking rather stylish.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘
Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel”) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie’s action adventure “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series.
‘Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two 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, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.’