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Things have been pretty quiet on the “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” front, but today comes the first photo from the film to remind us that this spy comedy remake exists and is coming in 2015. Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer play the leads, Napoleon Solo and sidekick Illya Kuryakin, respectively. Guy Ritchie directed the new film, about the two spies who work for the United Network Command for Law Enforcement (or U.N.C.L.E.) and use their charm, wit and advanced spy technology on missions. Alicia Vikander has the female lead role,Read More
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Saoirse Ronan is out and Alicia Vikander is now in to play wartime pacifist Vera Brittain in a biopic called “A Testament of Youth,” according to Britain’s The Daily Mail. Brittain lived into her 70s and wrote three memoirs of her life before and after World War I, but Vikander will take on her first, which revolved around her entrance to the University of Oxford, her romance with Roland Leighton, and the onset of World War I, which would ultimately take the lives of her fiance, her brother and twoRead More
Swedish rising star Alicia Vikander is really cornering the market on historical romances. The star of “Anna Karenina” and “A Royal Affair” is poised to headline another, this one set at the onset of World War I. Screen Daily reports Vikander is in talks to join “Ali and Nino”, based on the novel by Kurban Said. Asif Kapadia is on board to direct from a script by Christopher Hampton, which is currently in the early stages (read: it’ll probably be a while before this one starts filming). Said’s novel, originallyRead More
Looks like she’s taking her big break and running with it. Elizabeth Debicki was barely out of drama school in Australia when Baz Luhrmann cast her as Jordan Baker opposite Tobey Maguire in his “The Great Gatsby”, and Hollywood has clearly taken notice. Variety reports Debecki has now landed another major role in a major Hollywood production, signing on for Guy Ritchie’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” opposite fellow up and comers Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander. This is the 1960s buddy cop comedy style spy series that WarnerRead More
Rose Byrne is the latest to (maybe) join a big screen musical adaptation, with Variety reporting she is in early talks to take the role of Grace in Will Gluck’s adaptation of the classic orphan tale “Annie.” She is also up for a role in “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” but budget cuts on that film could delay or cancel that deal altogether. Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis plays the little orphan Annie in Sony’s remake, with Jamie Foxx as Benjamin Stacks, the updated version of Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, and Cameron DiazRead More
Tom Cruise is out of Guy Ritchie’s remake of spy series “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and now THR reports new Superman Henry Cavill is in talks to replace him. Cavill will join Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander, who is still in negotiations for the female lead role. This is the 1960s buddy cop comedy style spy series that Warner Bros has been trying to put together for the big screen for some time, with previous iterations featuring Soderbergh behind the camera, Clooney in front, etc. and which suffered another setbackRead More
Fast rising Swedish actress Alicia Vikander has landed another high profile role, this time the female lead in Guy Ritchie’s reboot of spy comedy “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” starring Tom Cruise and Armie Hammer. This is the 1960s buddy cop comedy style spy series that Warner Bros has been trying to put together for the big screen for some time, with previous iterations featuring Soderbergh behind the camera, Clooney in front, etc. Cruise is taking the Napoleon Solo role, with Hammer in line for his sidekick Illya Kuryakin. The twoRead More
There’s a pattern starting to form in Armie Hammer’s career. After starring opposite Johnny Depp in the high risk, big budget remake of “The Lone Ranger”, Hammer is apparently keen to work on another project with the same Big Movie Star/Iffy Two-Hander Remake combo, and Deadline reports he’s found it in Guy Ritchie’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”, which will see Hammer paired up with Tom Cruise. This is the 1960s buddy cop comedy style spy series that Warner Bros has been trying to put together for some time. At oneRead More
Hollywood absolutely loves Aussie breakout star Joel Edgerton (I concur, Hollywood). Universal was the first major studio to offer him several of their projects, and now Warner Bros is jumping on the Team Edgerton train. Vulture reports the studio has offered him two starring roles in two big budget, high profile projects: Russian secret agent Illya Kuryakin in “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” and Themosticles, the lead of “300: Battle of Artemisia”, a sequel/prequel to 2006’s “300” that starred Gerard Butler. Vulture believes Edgerton is likely to accept at least oneRead More
I think we all could have made a lot of money betting on Bradley Cooper to end up as the top choice for any number of high profile projects seeking a star. He’s proving to be continually in demand once again as Variety reports Steven Soderbergh has identified Cooper as his top choice to take one of two male leads of his “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” reboot. Cooper is being positioned for the role of Napoleon Solo, originally bookmarked for George Clooney, who had to drop out due to anRead More