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Guy Ritchie recreates 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'

By Alicia Powell / ReutersMovies - 18 August 2015 12:00 AM

Guy Ritchie recreates 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'

Action, adventure and humor are just a few of the key ingredients in filmmaker Guy Ritchie's new movie, 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'

The film is based from the 1960's television series of the same name and for Ritchie, making the movie was a chance to celebrate what he liked about the program as a child.

"I enjoyed the series so much that I wanted to give it a shot to try and capture how much I enjoyed it and to see if I could sort of create what I found so pleasurable then, now. So, that's really what the motive was," 46-year-old Ritchie said at the film's premiere in New York on 10 August.

'Man of Steel' star Henry Cavill takes on the role of Napoleon Solo and 'The Social Network' actor Armie Hammer plays Illya Kuryakin.

Putting aside their differences, the two agents join forces in a mission against a criminal organization which is seeking to develop nuclear weapons.

For Cavill, who will reprise his role as Superman in 2016, the role gave him a chance to show his acting range.

"You definitely want to do something a little bit different otherwise you're know you're going to get pigeonholed. But the role itself was just so much fun even its early stages of script writing that I couldn't not try for it," Cavill said.

The film is full of action and stunts and gave Alicia Vikander a chance to do something she can't even do legally.

"I lead a car chase in the film and I don't have a driver's license myself so in one way that felt very much as a stunt," said actress Alicia Vikander.

The movie also stars Hugh Grant and features a cameo from soccer player David Beckham.

So if you need a reason to see the film, Ritchie tells you why.

"Action-caper, cool, entertaining. Take your mates, take your dates. How is that, actually, I just made that bit up," Ritchie quipped.

'The Man From U.N.C.L.E' opens 3 September

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  • The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

    (2015)
  • Rated
    PG13 /
    Genre
    Action, Adventure, Comedy
  • Language
    Eng
  • (2 Reviews)