Armie Hammer To Star With Tom Cruise In THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E

Deadline report that the Lone Ranger actor will join Tom Cruise in the upcoming big screen reboot of the classic tv series, which Guy Ritchie will direct for Warner Bros. Read on for more info..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 4/24/2013


The Man From U.N.C.L.E has been knocking around at Warner Bros. for a long time now, and was originally set to star George Clooney and be directed by Steven Soderbergh until the actor was forced to drop out because of neck surgery. A while ago it was announced that Sherlock Holmes helmer Guy Ritchie was on board to direct, and Tom Cruise was in talks to star. Now Deadline report that it's a done deal, and joining him will be The Lone Ranger himself, Armie Hammer. The original TV series ran from 1964-68, and starred Robert Vaughan and David McCallum as agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement, Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin as they battled the evil forces of "Thrush" (sounds nasty). Apparently Hammer would play a version of the role originated by McCallum.









Source: Deadline
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DarthMauve - 4/24/2013, 3:59 PM
This should be interesting... Unless they make a running gag out of the vast height difference between Cruise and Hammer, they're going to have to find a damn big box for Tom to stand on or those two together are going to look hilarious.

blkyank - 4/24/2013, 4:06 PM
Maybe WB is locking Hammer down with this film so he can stay with the studio in his next film as Batman in Justice League.
Jollem - 4/24/2013, 4:09 PM
aqua hammer
iPaul - 4/24/2013, 4:10 PM
I'd rather see him play Aquaman or Green Lantern .
thebearjew - 4/24/2013, 4:13 PM
blkyank oh god id hope not
InfiniteMonkey - 4/24/2013, 4:15 PM
Straight to Red Box.
TheAmazingSpiderFan - 4/24/2013, 4:16 PM
HBO is way to exclusive, they need to get their shit together
they should start pumpin out smaller heros series ala game of thrones
id pay for that
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FilmsFan - 4/24/2013, 4:26 PM
Ok! So this was the project Hammer was gona sign; as he said in CinemaCon!!

On him being Batman!!
He's a fantastic Actor so I wouldn't complain BUT my choices:

1: RIAN GOSLING ... (see Place Beyond Pines)!
2: BRADLEY COOPER ... (see Place Beyond Pines.. again!)
3: Armie HAMMER... (see The Social Network!)
MediaMan - 4/24/2013, 4:33 PM
The original Man From U.N.C.L.E. was on when I was a kid. It was fun, although not truly great or anything. I do wonder how they're going to make it distinctive, & set it apart from other spy pictures.
carrowsboy - 4/24/2013, 4:39 PM
Armie is the new Gretchen Mol. They are desperately trying to make him happen but it just isn't working out.
supermarioworldE - 4/24/2013, 4:52 PM
So......any news on that Rock 'N Rolla sequel Ritch?
weapon925 - 4/24/2013, 6:39 PM
Someone needs new management. Hey, Armie give the Rock's people a ring.
exe - 4/24/2013, 7:09 PM
This guys' voice and looks is certainly Batman. But it's gonna be weird to see if Batman is taller than Supes.
AUSSYACE - 4/24/2013, 8:26 PM
Isn't that the guy from the Invisible Man as well...

AlexDeLarge87 - 4/24/2013, 11:45 PM
LOL

Not the actors i would have choose.
Ranger14 - 4/25/2013, 12:27 AM
Hammer is going to dwarf the little guy.
SaxoWolf - 4/25/2013, 2:42 AM
I'm waiting for the day Tom Cruise will star in the movie version of:

KNIGHT3000 - 4/25/2013, 5:36 AM


I'm with you SaxoWolf. Bring KITT back. Its like they only want to remake sh!tty shows! Not sure if Tom Cruise is right for Knight Rider though, but he is the MAN! I say Jason Momoa for Michael Knight
RetroFit - 4/25/2013, 10:45 AM
I don't know how this is going to work on screen with Armie being 6'5" and Cruise at 5'7" (in heeels)



punkstealingluggage - 4/25/2013, 10:52 AM
Yeah....the height difference was my FIRST reaction also. This is kind of an odd casting, I've only seen Hammer in The Social Network, but I have a hard time picturing a giant spy working on screen :/
punkstealingluggage - 4/25/2013, 10:56 AM
And I'm sure Hammer is playing Kuraykin...so It'll look like Rocky 4 when they're together lol
RetroFit - 4/26/2013, 2:11 PM
I fear the studios are jamming Armie Hammer down our throats just to put him in the Batman cowl.

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