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.
“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”.