Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Hugh Grant and Alicia Vikander star in Ritchie's spy thriller
The epic five-minute trailer for Guy Ritchie’s The Man From UNCLE that debuted at Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend is now available to watch online.
Directed by Ritchie, the forthcoming spy thriller stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Hugh Grant, Alicia Vikander and Mad Men‘s Jared Harris. Ritchie also co-wrote the script based on the 1960s TV series of the same name.
The official plot synopsis for the film teases: “Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man From UNCLE. centres on CIA agent Solo (Cavill) and KGB agent Kuryakin (Hammer). Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organisation, which is bent on destabilising the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology.
“The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist (Vikander), who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organisation, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.”
The Man From UNCLE is set for release on August 14, 2015. It’s Ritchie’s first film since 2011’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows.
The original The Man From UNCLE TV series starred Robert Vaughan and David McCallum as a pair of secret agents who work for a fictitious international espionage agency called the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement (UNCLE). It ran for 105 episodes between 1964 and 1968.