The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: Armie Hammer and Tom Cruise to star

News Simon Brew 25 Apr 2013 - 06:24
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Tom Cruise will co-star with The Lone Ranger's Armie Hammer in Guy Ritchie's movie of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The big screen take on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (which remains a sod to type out every time, almost making is pine for typing out Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.) is finally gathering pace, it seems. Once mooted as a project for Steven Soderbergh (with George Clooney once set to star), the film has landed into the directorial hands of Guy Ritchie.

It was revealed a month or two back that Tom Cruise was looking to commit to the project, and certainly the recent box office performance of Oblivion won't have done that idea any harm. Given that casting is continuing too, we suspect that The Man From U.N.C.L.E. may finally get started this year.

The latest addition to the cast is Armie Hammer, who's taking the title role in this summer's The Lone Ranger movie. He will star alongside Cruise as an agent of U.N.C.L.E., with the pair playing versions of the roles originally realised by Robert Vaughan and David McCallum.

There's still some way to go on this one, so we'll keep you posted. But it does finally look like it's happening.


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Please let them not ruin this like they did the Dukes of Hazzard and the A-Team...

Arnie Hammer? Isn't that a thoothpaste?

Hmmm. Armie Hammer is 6'5" The Cruiser is 5' 7" on a good day. I wonder how much screen time they'll share?
"Hurry! Mr Cruise needs the Big Box!"

at least this means the rumors that Ritchie would be given the job for Bond 24 can be laid to rest? His directorial style would have been all wrong in a Bond film.

Just look at Die Another Day, full of obnoxious Ritchie-esque flourishes, and it even had Madonna in it

... And The Wild Wild West.

Top fact: Armie Hammer's grandfather was industrialist Armand Hammer, who served on the board of the toothpaste manufacturer Arm & Hammer. Remarkably, however, the company Arm & Hammer is not named after Armand Hammer. The name similarity is simply a coincidence. (I found all this out a while back after thinking the same thing as you)

... And soon to be TMNT...


PLEASE dump Tom Cruise and MAYBE there might be some hope for this venture.

...And now for something completely different.


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