UNCLE Trailer: the Deadline view
It’s 1963, some of the chilliest days of the Cold War, and an international criminal organization with ties to ex-Nazis has sprung up. Rumor has it they have an atom bomb. Welcome to The Man From U.N.C.L.E., the latest ’60s TV-to-screen adaptation. Guy Ritchie directs the pic, which stars Henry Cavill as CIA agent Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as KGB operative Illya Kuryakin. The sworn enemies are forced to table their hostilities and work together to infiltrate the nasties, who are intent on upsetting the fragile geopolitical balance. Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Jared Harris and Hugh Grant co-star in the actioner scripted by Ritchie and Lionel Wigram from a story they wrote with Jeff Kleeman and David Campbell Wilson. Warner Bros opens it August 14.