Armie Hammer Joining Tom Cruise in WB's 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

The Wrap

Armie Hammer must be a fan of classic television shows, as "The Lone Ranger" star has agreed to play Illya Kuryakin in Warner Bros. adaptation of the 1960s TV series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," TheWrap has confirmed.

Guy Ritchie is directing the spy movie, which finds Tom Cruise stepping into Robert Vaughan's shoes as Napoleon Solo, who works with Kuryakin as an agent of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement.

David McCallum played Kuryakin on the small screen.

Hammer has worked with Warner Bros. before, having co-starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Clint Eastwood's drama "J. Edgar." He was also in line to play Batman in a previous incarnation of the studio's long-gestating adaptation of "Justice League."

Last seen wooing Lily Collins in the Snow White movie "Mirror Mirror," Hammer next stars opposite Johnny Depp as the title character in Gore Verbinski's "The Lone Ranger," which Disney will release in July. He's repped by WME.

Hammer's casting was first reported by Deadline.

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