Donning the iconic mask for this summer’s The Lone Ranger, Armie Hammer is set to bring to life another classic American television series. Deadline reports that Hammer will star opposite Tom Cruise in Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Steven Soderbergh was originally planning to direct the feature, based on the original NBC television series that starred Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo and David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin. They were agents of United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.) who fight the forces of Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity (T.H.R.U.S.H.).
Cruise will play Solo with Hammer as Kuryakin, although the names may ultimately differ in the final film, especially if the project contemporizes the action and maintains some subtle continuity with the original series.
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