Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Variety: 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Begins Filming September 7th

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Who's ready for what Variety describes as a “fairly serious action pic?” - the trade magazine is reporting that The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is set to begin filming September 7th, for a theatrical release sometime next year.

The article, by Jon Burlingame, says the movie “is an origin story that tells of the first pairing of the two spies — one American, one Russian,” a reference to the lead characters, Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. “Unlike the friendly banter of the original series, the pair are initially hostile to each other, said someone familiar with the script.” Director Guy Ritchie declined to be interviewed, according to the story.

Burlingame also reported the reason Tom Cruise left the project was that Warner Bros. wanted the budget reduced to $75 million. Cruise’s departure opened the door for Henry Cavill to take the Solo role. Armie Hammer had already been cast as Kuryakin. Solo and Kuryakin were played by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum in the original 1964-68 series.

You can read much more on the project, and the reasons it has been long in the making over at Variety which is also reporting on a new costar for Henry. Actress Elizabeth Debicki.

After a strong turn as Jordan Baker in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of “The Great Gatsby,” Elizabeth Debicki has found her next project with Warner Bros. as she is set to join “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” starring Henry Cavill. Pic also stars Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander with Guy Ritchie directing. Film is an adaptation of the 1960s TV series which followed two agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement as they fought the evil agents of Thrush. Sources say she would likely play some sort of femme fatale role.

Who else is left to cast? Bleeding Cool News may have the answer:

Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer are set to take the two male leads – both good boy roles – with a couple of villain slots still to be filled. One of these will make for a double act with Debicki’s character and the other will be a Christoph Waltz-type with fondness for torture.

We exclusively asked Henry at Comic-Con about his preparation for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - He told us he was about to start doing his research for the role (1:00). With him back in the UK, we can't wait to bring you the latest updates as production gets underway. Go Henry!

Trapped On A Secluded Island? Henry Cavill Is Your Man!

Female First brought to our attention a new poll, that asked women who they would want next to them if they were trapped on a secluded island. No surprise, our Jersey Island native came out on top:

Known for his recent role in Man of Steel, Henry Cavill has it all, the broad shoulders, the six pack, the chiseled jaw, the posh English accent and not surprisingly 45% of woman said that he would be the man they would most like to be trapped on a secluded island with according to Late 

Read who Henry beat to claim his victory as your favorite guy to watch the sunset with.

 Or fetch coconuts from a palm tree. 

Or cuddle with on a handmade hammock. 

We can daydream all day.. 

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What would you do with Henry Cavill, if you were trapped with him on a secluded island?  leave your comments - "PG" please ;) 

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fan Bumps Into Henry, Has Nice Chat, Gets Cute Pic

What else can you ask for!.. that's Henry :)

littledevishaz: Look who I bumped into after work!! >.< Such a nice guy! <3

Want to thank the amazing henry cavill for stopping, having a quick chat & taking a pic! Made my day! <3 #HenryCavill

New Promo Image Of Henry Cavill For Glamour Magazine Spain

Glamour Spain // Simon Emmet

Monday, July 29, 2013

Exclusive Coverage: Superman 75th Anniversary Party At Comic-Con

Covering Comic-Con for you guys this year was, what can we say.. SUPER fun. The highlight of course, was getting to chat with Henry at the Superman 75th anniversary party organized by DC Comics & Warner Bros. But we also enjoyed catching up with his Man of Steel costar Antje Traue, who shared a favorite moment of Henry on set. Screenwriter David S. Goyer told us what could be next for Clark Kent/Superman in the Man of Steel sequel. And we had a fun time talking a potential Superman/Arrow team-up with Stephen Amell, while Kit Harrington was so excited about Henry's performance, he almost bleeped himself out of our interview. Watch.

Our favorite moment at the party, came when our radio carpet buddies asked Henry a simple but fun question, that revealed his cute English humor. 

That.. and the party bracelet. It was awesome. (yes, we're geeks like that).

You can find more exclusive pics & videos from the Superman 75th anniversary party on our Instagram account. Below we've shared our HQ photos from that night. Everything else in this post. And don't miss our wrap of the Superman 75th anniversary panel. Thanks to DC Comics for allowing us to bring this coverage to you. Hopefully we'll be back next year!

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