In more casting news this Wednesday evening, Armie Hammer of The Social Network, Mirror Mirror, and the upcoming Disney film The Lone Ranger has just been added to one heck of a movie. The actor has been cast opposite Tom Cruise in The Man from UNCLE which looks to finally be moving forward. Guy Ritchie is still set to direct for Warner Bros. although we are yet to see when filming will actually begin.
This is a project that has been in the works for some time. Based on the 1960′s television series of the same name, UNCLE’s plot follows two agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement as they battle the evil forces of THRUSH.
Deadline is breaking tonight’s story where they say that WB has been trying to plow UNCLE through the system for quite a while. At one point, George Clooney was set to star for Steven Soderbergh before surgery made him exit the production. That was definitely some bummer news although it is hard to sympathize with settling for a Cruise/Hammer pairing particularly after the younger of the two looks to be one of Hollywood’s breakout stars this year.
Every year or so, a brand new Call of Duty promo hits the web, and they are beginning to be known for some surprise celebrity appearances. Previous efforts gave screen time from Jimmy Kimmel and Jonah Hill, but this one takes the cake. Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie had the honors of doing the commercial this time around, and he enlisted none other than Iron Man himself, Mr. Robert Downey, Jr. Hit the jump for the view. Continue Reading
Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is finally getting a cinematic retread for this century as Warner Bros. is gearing up to take on the classic pirate tale with none other than Guy Ritchie in the director’s chair. Continue Reading
Robert Downey, Jr., Guy Ritchie, and others sat down for a carousel press junket recently and Fandango took part. Here are the cast and crew interviews for the latest Sherlock Holmes film. The movie opens this Friday. Continue Reading
Robert Downey, Jr. and director Guy Ritchie sat down to ask themselves fan questions for Moviefone Unscripted in an effort to promote Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Highlights includes when Robert Downey, Jr. is asked about who he would perceive as a potential heir to his role in the franchise down the road and when the actor is asked about whether he would ever opt to direct a Sherlock movie himself. Continue Reading