Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for director Guy Ritchie‘s spy thriller The Man from U.N.C.L.E., based on the 1960s TV series of the same name. Set during the height of the Cold War, the film stars Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill as a KGB agent and CIA agent, respectively, who are forced to team up in a joint mission to stop a mysterious criminal organization from proliferating nuclear weapons and technology.
This trailer shows off a big, sexy, and fun spy thriller that very much seems to be in the vein of Rictchie’s Sherlock Holmes films. The rapport between Hammer and Cavill appears strong, and there’s an added draw now in the form of Ex Machina breakout Alicia Vikander as the film’s female lead. I like the tone and bombast on display here, and visually Ritchie looks to have found an interesting palette, so I’m looking forward to seeing how the full film holds up.
Watch the trailer below, and be sure to check out Steve’s set visit coverage including on-set interviews with Ritchie and Cavill and Hammer. The film also stars Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant, Elizabeth Debicki, and Jared Harris and opens in theaters on August 14th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Man from U.N.C.L.E.:
Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.