Tom Cruise left the project ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.‘ last week in favor of focusing on Mission: Impossible 5 and now Variety is reported that Man of Steel star Henry Cavill is in the talks for the role of Napoleon Solo.
Should he sign on, Cavill will join Armie Hammer and AliciaVikander in the project. Guy Richie will direct the film from a script by Scott Z. Burns and MaxBorenstein, Screenwriter Scott Z. Burns talked about setting the film in the 1960s.” I thought it would be really fun to go back and look at spycraft in the Cold War and what you could and couldn’t do,” he said. “When you think about the world in the 1960s just in terms of cars and fashion and the aesthetic, to be able to go and shoot that world with today’s cameras and today’s technology, I think we could do some really cool stuff. Then also, the thing that was so cool about ‘U.N.C.L.E.’ that people don’t realize–and this is why I like it more than ‘Mission: Impossible’–the initial conceit of ‘U.N.C.L.E.’ was amazing.
It was really about an organization that didn’t have an affiliation with a country and Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin were guys who should’ve been sworn, enemies. One was Russian and one was American and they worked together. In that way, it was a really incredibly progressive, hopeful kind of show.”