Warner Bros. also slots its Will Smith comedy, “Focus”
The upcoming “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” movie, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Henry Cavill, will be released on Jan. 16, 2015 — Martin Luther King Holiday weekend — Warner Bros. said Thursday.
Cavill will play Napoleon Solo with Armie Hammer co-starring as Illya Kuryakin, Solo's fellow agent in the United Network Command for Law Enforcement. Robert Vaughan and David McCallum originated the roles on the 1960s TV spy series.
Warner Bros. also set a Feb. 27, 2015 release for “Focus,” the grifter comedy starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, from the writer-director team of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.
“Man From U.N.C.L.E.” will have some competition. Also slated to open on that date are Fox's “Frankenstein”, Kevin Hart's “The Wedding Ringer” from Sony and an untitled Michael Mann cyber thriller from Universal starring Chris Hemsworth.
“Focus” is scheduled to go up against the Universal thriller “Everest” and the Ryan Reynolds sci-fi thriller “Selfless”.