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Published On: Sat, Dec 27th, 2014

‘Man of Steel’ Henry Cavill, ‘Lone Ranger’ Armie Hammer star in ‘Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ photo

Warner Bros. has released the very first The Man from U.N.C.L.E. movie image from director Guy Ritchie’s adaptation of the popular 1960s TV series. Henry Cavill stars alongside Armie Hammer in this first pic.

the man from UNCLE bannerThis version of the film takes place in the early 60s at the height of the Cold War, as Cavill’s CIA agent Napoleon Solo is forced to team up with Hammer’s KGB agent Illya Kuryakin to stop a mysterious criminal organization.  The 1960s feel of the film is revealed here was Ritchie attempts to capture what fan’s love of the series.

Ritchie won over fans with his Sherlock Holmes adaptation, combining entertaining action with great humorous banter between Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Fans should expect a similar approach.

The film also stars Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, and Jared Harris, with Ritchie having penned the screenplay alongside his Sherlock Holmes collaborator Lionel Wigram.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. opens in theaters August 14, 2015.

the man from Uncle photo Armie Hammer Henry Cavill

Here’s the official synopsis for The Man from U.N.C.L.E.:

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.

 

 

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