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Henry Cavill set to replace Tom Cruise in Man From U.N.C.L.E.

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Story by Jack Foley

MAN of Steel star Henry Cavill looks set to replace Tom Cruise in Guy Ritchie’s Man From U.N.C.L.E..

The actor is reportedly in talks with Warner Bros to line up alongside Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander in the adaptation of the popular 1960s TV series.

According to Variety, Cavill had originally been up for the part Hammer is now playing but has been called back by Warner Bros to potentially fill Cruise’s boots.

The studio is keen to act fast to replace Cruise, who dropped out to concentrate on a fifth Mission: Impossible movie, given that the project has a long history of losing directors and leading men – previous incarnations include a version directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney.

Cavill has yet to find a next project to follow his Man of Steel gig although Warner Bros had been looking at him to potentially co-star opposite Chris Hemsworth in In The Heart of the Sea.

If successfully completed, Cavill would play American agent Napoleon Solo alongside Hammer’s Soviet agent Illya Kuryakin in their fight against the evil agents of Thrush.

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