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Tom Cruise and Armie Hammer are set to star in Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

04.24.2013

It finally looks like THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. has its main pieces locked down.

Tom Cruise and Armie Hammer will pair up for the adaptation for director Guy Ritchie. Around mid-March I wrote about Cruise circling the one of the roles in the flick, but never got a confirmation. Deadline not only makes the confirmation but adds that Hammer will take the other role.

I'm down for this. I quite enjoy the work of all parties involved, even Hammer who haven't seen too terribly much of. He was terrific in THE SOCIAL NETWORK, and I will forward to checking him out in THE LONE RANGER. The original television series from which the material is based ran from 1964-68 followed Robert Vaughan and David McCallum as "Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, two agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement. With gadgets and their wits and charm, they fought the evil forces of Thrush."

At one point, Steven Soderbergh was on to direct with George Clooney in one of the roles, but both wound up parting from the project.

Anyone else looking forward to this now?

Source: Deadline

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12:11PM on 04/25/2013
I'm not opposed to this, but how many spy-fi 60's shows does Tom Cruise plan to make into movies??
I'm not opposed to this, but how many spy-fi 60's shows does Tom Cruise plan to make into movies??
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8:34AM on 04/25/2013
This is cool and everything, but I think Cruise is in danger of stalling his career if he keeps playing this kind of character. I guess it will all depend on Guy Richie, can he push him like he did Brad Pitt in Snatch...
This is cool and everything, but I think Cruise is in danger of stalling his career if he keeps playing this kind of character. I guess it will all depend on Guy Richie, can he push him like he did Brad Pitt in Snatch...
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6:56AM on 04/25/2013
Really glad for Guy Ritchie, the man who made classics like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch (and in my opinion Revolver and RockNRolla too though, sadly, being financial flops) doesn't get nearly enough credit. I was hoping that after making 2 profitable Holmes flicks he would finally get backing on The Real RockNRolla and RockNRolla Suicide (which according to the FAQ on IMDb "would bring the characters to America.") but it seems it seems like he's still not out of the cinematic
Really glad for Guy Ritchie, the man who made classics like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch (and in my opinion Revolver and RockNRolla too though, sadly, being financial flops) doesn't get nearly enough credit. I was hoping that after making 2 profitable Holmes flicks he would finally get backing on The Real RockNRolla and RockNRolla Suicide (which according to the FAQ on IMDb "would bring the characters to America.") but it seems it seems like he's still not out of the cinematic doghouse.
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9:39PM on 04/24/2013
I'm excited to see what Cruise is like in a Guy Ritchie film.
I'm excited to see what Cruise is like in a Guy Ritchie film.
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9:03PM on 04/24/2013

Cruise + Ritchie = Win in my book

I haven't really seen Hammer in much so he doesn't help or hurt this for me.
I haven't really seen Hammer in much so he doesn't help or hurt this for me.
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8:33PM on 04/24/2013
Tom Cruise and Armie Hammer make a charming team.love these guys.Tom cruise,armie hammer,guy ritchie,spy-thriller-all these look very exciting.hope Guy ritchie makes this film as an exciting,stylish action-thriller like Bourne,Sherlock holmes films
Tom Cruise and Armie Hammer make a charming team.love these guys.Tom cruise,armie hammer,guy ritchie,spy-thriller-all these look very exciting.hope Guy ritchie makes this film as an exciting,stylish action-thriller like Bourne,Sherlock holmes films
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8:30PM on 04/24/2013
Meh, I love Cruise as an actor, but he seems to be taking the same type of roles these days. Between M:I Ghost Protocal, Knight and Day, Jack Reacher, it's a lot of spys/law enforcement type roles. I'd really love to see Cruise tackle another dramatic performance like Born on the Fourth of July or even Last Samurai. I know he has it in him.
Meh, I love Cruise as an actor, but he seems to be taking the same type of roles these days. Between M:I Ghost Protocal, Knight and Day, Jack Reacher, it's a lot of spys/law enforcement type roles. I'd really love to see Cruise tackle another dramatic performance like Born on the Fourth of July or even Last Samurai. I know he has it in him.
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8:07PM on 04/24/2013

WHAT WHAT

geez,...I would have prepared George Clooney....Tom Cruise doesnt excite me in this project....I see too much of Cruise lately...Armie Hammer is alright but he is NO David McCallum , I mean the role of Illya Kuryakin should go to a European actor....but what am I saying...lately Hollywood doesnt care about matching up actors to the right roles when it comes to a TV show being made into a feature film..agh.
geez,...I would have prepared George Clooney....Tom Cruise doesnt excite me in this project....I see too much of Cruise lately...Armie Hammer is alright but he is NO David McCallum , I mean the role of Illya Kuryakin should go to a European actor....but what am I saying...lately Hollywood doesnt care about matching up actors to the right roles when it comes to a TV show being made into a feature film..agh.
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