Guy Ritchie’s THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. Set for January 16, 2015 Release; FOCUS Starring Will Smith Opens February 27, 2015

     February 20, 2014


Warner Bros. has announced early 2015 release dates for a pair of its upcoming films.

  • Director Guy Ritchie’s 1960s spy thriller The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has been given the surprisingly unceremonious release date of January 16, 2015.  The film stars Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. 
  • The con man film Focus, starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street), will hit theaters on February 27, 2015.  Crazy, Stupid, Love. scribes Glenn Ficarra and John Requa direct.

Hit the jump for more on both films and what kind of competition they will face at the box office.

guy-ritchie-the-man-from-u-n-c-l-eOn its January date, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. will square off against Fox’s Frankenstein redo starring Daniel Radcliffe, the Kevin Hart/Josh Gad comedy The Wedding Ringer, and Michael Mann’s untitled cyber thriller with Chris Hemsworth.  Based on the TV series of the same name, U.N.C.L.E. stars Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) as a CIA agent and a KGB agent, respectively, who team up to stop a mysterious criminal organization during the height of the Cold War.  Tom Cruise was initially attached to star and one imagined this would be a holiday or summer tentpole for WB, so the January release date is a bit surprising—especially given that Ritchie is coming off the popular Sherlock Holmes films.  Is this a lack of confidence or simply an attempt to open a more high profile film in the dumping ground of January?  It’s unclear at the moment, but Paramount’s gamble with Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit didn’t exactly pan out earlier this year.

Additionally, WB will release Focus on February 27, 2015 opposite the survival drama Everest starring Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal, and Tarsem’s sci-fi thriller Selfless with Ryan ReynoldsFocus tells the story of a seasoned con man (Smith) who teams up with an inexperienced con artist (Robbie), leading to presumed romantic entanglements.  Ficarra and Requa initially hoped that Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone would star, but they eventually passed.  Then Ben Affleck and Kristen Stewart were attached before they too departed the project.


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