Guy Ritchie’s ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Gets Release Date

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Warner Bros. has set spy action-drama “Man From U.N.C.L.E.” for a Jan. 16 release date in the U.S.

The film, directed by Guy Ritchie, stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander. It is based on the 1960s TV spy series.

Filming began in September in London and Italy in what’s described an origin story of the first pairing of the two spies — one American, one Russian.

“Man From U.N.C.L.E” is the fourth title set to open on next year’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend after Fox’s “Frankenstein,” Sony/Screen Gems’ “The Wedding Ringer” and Universal’s untitled Michael Mann project.

Warner has also dated caper vehicle “Focus” on Feb. 27. That film is directed by Glenn Ficarra and  John Requa and stars Will Smith and Margot Robbie as a con-artist team.

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  1. Oby says:

    The film does have comedy. Re Henry’s acting, which I agree, could be better. The only way, like most actors, is to do as many movies as possible or theatre. He’s still young. I will still watch MfU.

  2. Bella says:

    George Clooney and Ryan Gosling would have been the perfect Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. How cool wold it have been to have Robert Vaughn play Mr Waverly and David McCallum play Del Florio the tailor?

  3. Bob Johnson says:

    Before they both pass away (since it doesn’t appear there will ever be a Man from U.N.C.L.E. reunion on NCIS!), please put Robert Vaughn and David McCallum in cameo roles!

  4. TJ says:

    Considering Henry Cavill is stiffer than a piece of plywood and this film is supposed to be a comedy, I am not surprised they dumped the film into January.

    • A says:

      Cqavill was awesome on The Tudors and far from “stiff”!He was also amazing on Man of Steel!And the film is not supposed to be a comendy!

      • Sam says:

        Louis, I said he was at the bottom of the totem for his age bracket, meaning he isn’t better than the competition near his age. And what praise does her get? Critics were kind to him regarding Man of Steel, faulting the direction and script as the film’s main problems. Check out his reviews for films like Immortals and The Cold Light of Day — the UK press was especially brutal to him! He didn’t outshine anyone and he doesn’t steal any scenes. If he was so good, why didn’t he receive any awards attention, especially for The Tudors? Why did the Golden Globe nominations and critical praise go to Jonathan Rhys Meyer and Natalie Dormer? Cavill is the male Megan Fox; hired for his looks and body, nothing more.

      • Soren says:

        @Louis – I didn’t see the entire film, just rough cuts of about 65-70% of what was shot. I do think I could jeopardize my relationship with certain key crew members by revealing how I saw it, but I can tell you that the rough cuts were shown to key execs at Warner Bros and they were not happy with what they saw, hence moving the film to January. Just because a film just wrapped a few months ago means nothing. Ron Howard wrapped Heart of the Sea last month and already screened a rough cut for WB execs a week ago, even before starting post work. If you are assuming it was screened for test audiences, that doesn’t happen for awhile, but rough cuts of films are screened for execs and investors all the time to give them an idea of what the film is like.

      • Louis says:


        I can’t believe that you catched a screening of the film,2months after they finished filming!Pretty sure that they even didn’t edit the scenes togetheer so it can look like a movie!If you did watch it,that’s fine…but i have hard time believing you!Also,i happen to be one of these rare people that believe that Hammer actually has talent but he is an unlucky guy…so “being worse than him” is not that bad!


        I don’t think that Cavill is the second coming of Daniel Day Lewis (then again,who is?)but i would also not consider him as someone who sits “on the lower end of the acting talent totem”! You just don’t get the amount of praise that he received for his projects when you have no talent!He outshined Hollywood legends in MOS and he stole the spotlight in The Tudors and The Count of MOnte Cristo (those are the only 3 of his projects i have seen)!SURE there is still a long way to go but i believe he has the potential and the acting chops(just watched his amaizing performance in the last 2 Tudors seasons…it was the firs time i thought that he would go far.And now he is Superman)!

        Let’s not condem an actor because he has gave one bad perfromance.The guy would have been offered the James Bond role if Craig would refuse it!Just my 2 cents…

      • Soren says:

        I saw a rough cut of the film (not in its entirety) and Henry Cavill is easily the worst part about it. Worse than Armie Hammer, even.

      • Sam says:

        Being hot does not make one an amazing actor. Cavill has a long way to go to prove himself. He has a lot of competition in his age bracket and right now he sits on the lower end of the totem, talent wise. And while this film is more serious in tone versus the show, it does employ comedic elements.

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