Henry Cavill is the talk of the town these days. Currently shooting for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” he is looking forward for his latest offering “The Man from U.N.C.L.E” with co-star Armie Hammer. Surprisingly Henry was not the first choice for the role of Napoleon Solo and it was in fact Tom Cruise who was to play the role of the fictional American spy. Unfortunately due to his commitment to doing “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation”, Tom had to back out of the film and after having considered numerous actors, Henry was chosen to play the role. The actor shared a bit of insights about his upcoming film.
According to Belfast Telegraph, when Henry stepped in for the role, he didn’t feel any pressure of stepping into Tom’s shoes since the specifications of the role had changed and Henry fitted perfectly in those specifications. He also insisted that there was no competition between him and Cruise because firstly he is no Tom Cruise and secondly Tom’s portrayal of the character would be really different from the way he has portrayed the character. Main reason for this is because the dynamic of the story changed completely and Henry was in ease to portray the character in his own way.
In the movie Henry is portraying the character of Napoleon Solo, CIA’s finest spy who is forced to work with his Russian counterpart Illya Kuryakin, which is portrayed by Armie Hammer. Since a terrorist organization threatens the world with dire consequences, two of the world’s best espionage agencies CIA and KGB are forced to work together to infiltrate the organization and both their agents are commissioned into U.N.C.L.E (United Network Command for Law & Enforcement) where they report to Hugh Grant’s character Mr.Alexander Waverly. The film is set in the era of Cold War and has an element of comedy to it instead of being a complete dark espionage drama.
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