Espionage, Action, and Accents: The First Trailer For Guy Ritchie’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”
"For a special agent, you're not having a very special day, are you?"
Well, this look like fun.
Guy Ritchie‘s first non-Sherlock film since 2008’s mildly received RocknRolla, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a screen adaptation from the iconic ’60s television drama of the same name. The basic plot of U.N.C.L.E. follows two secret agents, one American and the other from the U.S.S.R., that team up to combat a mutual enemy as part of an international spy organization (the acronym stands for United Network Command for Law and Enforcement).
For the film, Henry Cavill will play American Napolean Solo (in a role originated by Robert Vaughn) and Armie Hammer will play Soviet Illya Kuryakin (played by David McCallum in the series). The accents are…amazing.
The tone and action in the trailer makes this project look like a perfect fit for Ritchie, from whom we haven’t seen his stylized, frenetic talents truly shine since the 1998 and 2000 double-whammy of Lock, Stock and Snatch. And the ’60s sure got style.
Hugh Grant will play the British head of U.N.C.L.E. Alexander Waverly, and the film also stars Alicia Vikander and Jared Harris.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. will be released in theaters August 14.