Second Man From U.N.C.L.E. found
We were waiting to see who would be teaming up with Tom Cruise in the Guy Ritchie directed Man From U.N.C.L.E. film, and now we know.
It's an interesting choice to be standing next to Cruise, and if I'm being honest it isn't someone I expected. That said, it does make the duo look somewhat similar to the original television pair.
Tom Cruise is playing Napoleon Solo who Robert Vaughn played in the television series and that left the role of Illya Kuryakin, whom David McCallum played. Well actually it leaves a number of roles but the two key ones are the American and Russian agents in U.N.C.L.E.
The news that comes through The Hollywood Reporter is that Armie Hammer is stepping up to the role of Kuryakin which is quite a leap to be starring next to Cruise, and a cracking step for his career.
The question is though how will this film turn out. Will it be as funny and indeed silly as the television series was or will it tone it down? Considering Guy Ritchie is directing I think we'll be seeing something akin to Sherlock Holmes.
Scott Z. Burns is the main writer on the project, although there are a number of other names under that heading it's Burns that will be the main writer on that final script, and that's a good thing. What it suggests is that there will be a bit more weight to this script than the television series it is based upon might suggest.