Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Movie Casting News: Henry Cavill in talks to replace Tom Cruise in 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

Variety reports that Man of Steel star is in talks to star and replace Tom Cruise in the upcoming Guy Ritchie film The Man From U.N.C.L.E

Here's part of the article via Variety...
‘Man of Steel’ Star Eyes ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ (EXCLUSIVE)

With the news coming out that Tom Cruise had fallen off “Man From U.N.C.L.E,” Warner Bros. has acted fast to find his replacement having entered talks with Henry Cavill to star.

He would co-star with Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander with Guy Ritchie helming.
The film is an adaptation of the 1960s TV series which followed two agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement as they fought the evil agents of Thrush.

Ritchie will also produce along with producing partner Lionel Wigram. John Davis is also producing.
The interesting part about this casting is that Cavill actually met for the Hammer role when Cruise had already been negotiations for the lead. The studio obviously has a great relationship with him having worked with him on “Man of Steel” and had also been looking at him for a co-starring role opposite Chris Hemsworth in “In the Heart of the Sea.” Read full Variety article here.

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