Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer Star Under the Direction of Guy Ritchie
Principal photography will begin on September 9 on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” The film is the first to be made under filmmaker Guy Ritchie’s and producer Lionel Wigram’s new production shingle, Ritchie/Wigram Productions, which has a first-look deal with Warner Bros. Having successfully re-imagined the classic detective Sherlock Holmes in two hit films, the pair now bring their fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series by bringing super spies Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin to the big screen.
Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel”) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) as Illya Kuryakin, alongside stars Alicia Vikander (“Anna Karenina”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby”), Jared Harris (“Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows”), and Hugh Grant (“Cloud Atlas”) as Waverly.
From Charming Armie Hammer, I’d like to wish Armie a wonderful and awesome 27th birthday! Have a great one today!
If you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s Armie’s latest interview with the ShortList!
Armie Hammer plays boss to the world’s most famous bohemian actor in The Lone Ranger. Could his life be about to imitate his art, asks Emily Phillips
Armie Hammer is a laidback guy. But then he’s got little to worry about. Hailing from a mega-rich petroleum dynasty (the company behind Arm & Hammer toothpaste fame), he’s an imposingly handsome 6ft 4in, blissfully married and gets paid to horse around with Johnny Depp. Following props-worthy roles
in The Social Network (as the Winklevoss twins) and J Edgar (as Hoover’s colleague/lover), 26-year-old Hammer is Disney’s latest franchise hope. When we speak, The Lone Ranger is pre-release, so the cheery Californian is feeling hopeful.
The film is a family-friendly mix of cartoonish characters and sweeping action sequences. Following a troubled production and rumoured $250m budget, the box office return-on-investment remains to be seen. But even if we don’t see a sequel, the film is still sure to open some heavy saloon doors in Hollywood for Hammer.
Your great-grandfather was an oil tycoon who was friends with royalty. Did your family heritage hold you back or spur you on?
It pushed me, as there was a healthy sense of rebellion to it. It was very much expected for us to go to college. And I was like, “I wanna burn everything down and p*ss on the ashes, so I’m gonna be an actor!”
Armie Hammer is a man who likes to laugh. In fact, there is barely a moment during our interview when this charming 26-year-old isn’t grinning from ear to ear, responding to almost every question with a Labrador-like enthusiasm.
He looks particularly amused on learning about the existence of the website Look At My F***ing Red Trousers, where people post pictures of strangers wearing, well, red trousers. Having initially questioned the crimson suit chosen for him for the British premiere of his latest film, The Lone Ranger, he’s now decided it’s a good look. Or at least a funny one.
‘Ha, ha, that’s awesome,’ he lets out a deep, throaty laugh as he shouts to his publicist out in the hall: ‘Can we get me on to that red trousers website?’
When Guy Ritchie calls “action” on the set of “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” in early September, it will mark the end of a 35-year odyssey to tailor one of the most popular spy series of the 1960s into a major Hollywood movie.
Warner Bros. hopes to spawn a new franchise from the film, starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer as U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, respectively. Tom Cruise had been slotted for the lead role, but when he fell out in late May, the studio insisted its production budget be pared down to about $75 million before moving forward with the picture, targeted to be released next year. The movie, which one of the filmmakers describes as a fairly serious action pic set in the ’60s, will begin production Sept. 7, and film in London and Italy.
With a script by Ritchie and his “Sherlock Holmes” writer and producer Lionel Wigram, the film is an origin story that tells of the first pairing of the two spies — one American, one Russian. Unlike the friendly banter of the original series, the pair are initially hostile to each other, said someone familiar with the script. Ritchie declined multiple interview requests.
It was revealed today that Armie will be on the cover of the September issue of Men’s Health UK! You can check out the cover as well as a few photos from the cover shoot in the gallery.
He’s the star of one of the year’s biggest blockbusters, The Lone Ranger.
And Armie Hammer has proved that his action star status isn’t just on screen, by posing for a new shoot after a one-on-one face off with Men’s Health magazine.
The 26-year-old actor is seen wearing a dirty white T-shirt with a blood-covered face, split lip and black eye as he is photographed for the publication by A-list photographer Peter Yang.
Another frame shows Armie slumped on the floor in his ripped top, jeans and brown boots as he takes a sip of his water while recovering from the bout in the ring.
The pictures join buff Armie’s five-step plan for gaining T-shirt muscle in the September issue of the magazine.
Armie’s title role in The Lone Ranger sees him star alongside Johnny Depp as Tonto in the Disney movie.
Stills from Armie’s appearance on Lorraine Live have been added to the gallery. For our UK visitors, you can view his interview on the show here.
Photos of Armie at the Paris premiere for The Lone Ranger can now be found in the gallery. Enjoy!
- Appearances > 2013 > ‘The Lone Ranger’ – Paris Premiere
And a few videos from the red carpet!
This is hands down my favorite Lone Ranger premiere look Armie has sported! Check out photos of Armie at the UK premiere for The Lone Ranger in the gallery!
- Appearances > 2013 > ‘The Lone Ranger’ – UK Premiere
As usual, you can check out videos from the premiere as well as the press conference below!
Photos of Armie from the Berlin premiere of The Lone Ranger have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
- Appearances > 2013 > ‘The Lone Ranger’ Berlin Premiere
And videos from the premiere and press conference can be seen below.