Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer forge an unlikely alliance in the first trailer for “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” a big-screen take on the 1960s espionage TV series.
Directed by Guy Ritchie, the new “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” from Warner Bros. casts Cavill as veteran American spy Napoleon Solo, a CIA agent who finds himself engaged in a joint mission with KGB operative Illya Kuryakin (Hammer).
The clip for the film, which also features Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant and Jared Harris, includes plenty of high style, fast action and a touch of winking humor.
Overall, 2015 is shaping up to be a big year for spy cinema — this weekend, Ritchie’s former producing partner Matthew Vaughn offers his own update on the genre, with “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
The gleefully violent spy send-up/homage centers on the “Pygmalion”-style relationship between veteran agent Harry Hart (Colin Firth) and a new recruit from the wrong side of the tracks called “Eggsy” (Taron Egerton).
Additionally, new images of the dean of spies, James Bond, in his latest adventure, “Spectre,” surfaced online in the form of a two-minute clip, picturing Daniel Craig’s 007 in a wintry Austrian setting.
Cavill, of course, will reprise his role as the Man of Steel opposite Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight in Zack Snyder’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” set to open March 25, 2016.
“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” arrives in theaters Aug. 14.
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