Signifying his continuing climb to the top, “Lone Ranger” star Armie Hammer has been selected to star alongside Tom Cruise in the film version of “The Man from U.N.C.L.E”.
The Guy Ritchie directed film will, like the series, fix on two agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, employees of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement, who use their gadgets and wits against the evil forces of Thrush.
According to scoopsters Deadline, Warners are aiming for a franchise – well, of course – with the “U.N.C.L.E” franchise, so both Cruise and Hammer have chosen wisely.
The only question now, will Ritchie/Cruise/Hammer be able to make a better film than Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney, who originally planned to say “U.N.C.L.E”!? Guess we’ll never know.