Henry Cavill In Talks For ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Lead

Sources confirm that talks are in a very early stage with Henry Cavill to replace Tom Cruise as the lead in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Deadline’s Mike Fleming reported last week that Cruise was scheduled to star in the Warner Bros’ film with Armie Hammer, but he has exited to focus on producing and starring in Mission: Impossible 5. Guy Ritchie is directing the film that was inspired by the original TV series that ran from 1964-68, with Robert Vaughan and David McCallum playing Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, two agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement. Cavill stars in the Superman reboot Man Of Steel that’s slated to bow June 14 via Warner Bros. He is repped by CAA and United Agents.

Related: New ‘Man Of Steel’ TV Spot #6l

Comments (38)

  • Armie and Henry? Too much hotness for one film.

    Comment by Celeste — Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 6:01pm PDT  
    • I’m waiting from some movie to cast Matt Bomer as Cavill’s brother.

      Comment by Sg. Grant — Wednesday May 29, 2013 @ 5:00pm PDT  
  • Tom Cruise to Henry Cavill? Preproduction to development.

    Comment by Everyone — Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 6:04pm PDT  
  • #1. I worship the ground Henry Cavill walks on.

    #2. CAREER-KILLER! RUN, HENRY, RUN!

    Good lord, let this project die already!

    Comment by Michael — Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 6:27pm PDT  
  • This is a good get for Guy. The name should draw additional attention to the movie following MoS.

    I do not believe Cavil will add anything other than exposure to this movie. Nothing against him, but Guy Richie movies (excluding Sherlock Holmes) are made great by the supporting roles. Cruise/Cavil, there won’t be too much difference.

    By my count Richie made 3 good movies prior to Sherlock Holmes and they were all essentially the same. This will likely be Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels/Snatch/Rock’n'Rolla all over again. So I’ll enjoy it.

    Comment by S4H1 — Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 6:36pm PDT  
    • Rock’n’Rolla was shit.

      Comment by Michael — Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 6:51pm PDT  
      • Yeah, I enjoyed Ritchie’s previous crime films, but that one left me cold.

        Comment by Nigel Fitz-Nigelton — Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 7:08pm PDT  
        • Did you see Revolver? It preceded Rock’n'Rolla. Revolver is how, unwatchably, bad a Guy Richie movie can be. Rock’n'Rolla was a monumental improvement on it.

          Comment by Anonymous — Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 7:43pm PDT  
      • I was referencing it more for the stylistic and intersecting storyline premise it shares with LSATSB and Snatch. I thought it was good, but I’d agree it was vastly inferior to the other two.

        Comment by S4H1 — Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 7:39pm PDT  
  • Great choice. Current. Sexy. And a good actor.

    Comment by Guy — Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 6:51pm PDT  
  • How do you go from Tom Cruise (who was miscast) to Henry Cavill, who is hot, but cam’t act?

    Comment by Michael — Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 6:52pm PDT  
    • Agreed. Henry Cavill has been lousy and wooden in everything I have seen him.

      Comment by jt — Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 7:16pm PDT  
      • Just wait until you see him in Man of Steel…needless to say he does an excellent job of acting like a piece of steel. At least if he were ‘wooden’…he might have shown some warmth!

        Comment by Warners Brother — Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 9:14pm PDT  
      • He cant act, that’s true. Big mistake for leading him in Man of Steel, and now developing career for him. Even worse than Gosling, only pretention, no talent.

        Comment by Anonymous — Wednesday May 29, 2013 @ 1:33am PDT  
  • Cavill is perfect casting he looks like Robert Vaughn and he was the original Napoleon Solo. Cavill will be a big star a month from now Man of Steel is going to be a giant hit and Uncle will also be very big.

    Comment by Mr. Waverly — Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 7:39pm PDT  
    • I hate it when agents post on this blog…

      Comment by Truthteller — Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 9:15pm PDT  
  • I guess this will delay The Cold Light of Day 2 for a bit…

    Comment by No One Of Consequence — Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 7:57pm PDT  
  • What kind of contrast is there between Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer?Weird casting.

    Comment by frankofile — Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 8:21pm PDT  
  • we got english supes so why not english napoleon solo! oh wait…

    Comment by jim — Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 8:56pm PDT  
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