HOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM – Rising Swedish actress Alicia Vikander is in negotiations for the female lead opposite Tom Cruise and Armie Hammer in Warner Bros.’ Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie.
Guy Ritchie is on board to direct the adaptation of the classic 1960s TV series that followed the spy adventures of American agent Napoleon Solo and Soviet agent Illya Kuryakin. Cruise is playing Solo, while Hammer is playing Kuryakin.
Vikander will play a British agent who has a thing for cars. The character did not appear in the TV series nor the short-lived spinoff, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E., and is a new creation.
Lionel Wigram and John Davis are producing.
Vikander appeared with Keira Knightley in Joe Wright’s adaptation of Anna Karenina, which led to work in several American productions. She will appear in Legendary’s fantasy The Seventh Son and recently wrapped DreamWorks’ Wikileaks movie The Fifth Estate.
Vikander is repped by UTA. She also is repped by Charles Collier and Angharad Wood at Tavistockwood in the U.K. and Laura Munsterjhelm in Sweden.
DEADLINE.COM – Armie Hammer, who plays the title character opposite Johnny Depp in the Gore Verbinski-directed The Lone Ranger for Disney, is set to star with Tom Cruise in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., the remake of the classic TV series that Guy Ritchie will direct for Warner Bros.
The original TV series ran from 1964-68, with Robert Vaughan and David McCallum playing Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, two agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement. With gadgets and their wits and charm, they fought the evil forces of Thrush.
Warner Bros has long been high on the project, especially when the studio had Steven Soderbergh ready to direct George Clooney in the lead. The actor dropped out because he needed surgery on his neck and back, and he wasn’t up for a physical role.
After Soderbergh departed, the studio turned the project over to Ritchie and his producing partner Lionel Wigram. John Davis is also producing.
Hammer would play a version of the role originated by McCallum, an NCIS regular who strangely doesn’t seemed to have aged since the ’60s.
Hammer, who’s repped by WME and attorney Harris Hartman, is making his bid to be one of those up-and-comer leading men and getting on the ground floor of a franchise with Cruise and Ritchie certainly seems like a smart move from here.
AP.ORG – Johnny Depp will answer fans’ questions about “The Lone Ranger” in a live online session.
Disney announced Thursday that Depp and co-star Armie Hammer will discuss the anticipated adventure film on April 17 after showing 20 minutes of exclusive footage to about 400 fans at a Las Vegas theater.
Director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer also will participate in the session, which is to stream live on Yahoo Movies and Livestream.
Fans outside of Las Vegas can submit questions for “The Lone Ranger” team through Twitter and watch the film’s trailer online. The extended footage, though, is just for those in Las Vegas.
The promotion coincides with the annual CinemaCon convention, where Disney is expected to offer a similar presentation for theater owners. “The Lone Ranger” releases July 3.
AMC Theatres will be presenting a global live Q&A on Yahoo! Movies following a special screening of 20 minutes of exclusive footage from Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ thrilling action adventure “The Lone Ranger” on April 17, 2013, at the AMC Town Square 18 in Las Vegas. The event, which starts at 12:30 p.m. (PDT), gives 400+ fans the first look at select footage from the movie and features a live Q&A session with Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Gore Verbinski and Jerry Bruckheimer following the screening, with global live streaming beginning at 1:00 p.m. (PDT).
Film fans have an opportunity to engage in a live question and answer discussion with the stars and filmmakers of “The Lone Ranger” by submitting questions via Facebook and/or Twitter using the hashtag #LoneRanger. The Q&A will stream live on Yahoo! at: http://movies.yahoo.com/lone-ranger-live/.
In conjunction with the trailer launch, the “Who Will You Ride With to See a Sneak Peek of The Lone Ranger Sweepstakes” will offer three lucky fans and their Kemosabes a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas to view the footage and attend the live Q&A, where the winners will each be able to pose a question to a member of the cast or a filmmaker. Fans can enter the sweepstakes beginning today, March 28 th, through April 4 th. For information on eligibility, how to enter and official rules, visit: www.lonerangersweeps.com.*
The star of the upcoming “The Lone Ranger” will be honored at this year’s convention.
HOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM – Armie Hammer will receive the “CinemaCon Male Star of Tomorrow Award” at this year’s convention. Managing director Mitch Neuhauser announced Wednesday that the award will be presented on April 18 at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony.
“Having already received acclaim for his notable supporting roles in such films as The Social Network, Hammer is poised to really break out this year with his starring role as the fictional icon of American culture, The Lone Ranger,” noted Neuhauser. “For this reason, we cannot think of another talented young actor more deserving of being this year’s ‘CinemaCon Male Star of Tomorrow.’”
Hammer stars as the title character in Disney’s forthcoming The Lone Ranger, opposite Johnny Depp’s Native American warrior Tonto. The film tells of how John Reid, a man of the law, transforms into The Lone Ranger, and how Reid and Tonto must work together to fight for justice. The film, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski, is scheduled for release on July 3.
This year’s CinemaCon is set to run April 15-18 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
A massive, massive, MASSIVE thank you to the wonderfully awesome Michele I have added 400+ caps of Armie in Double Exposure. And his entire segment of the show has been uploaded to the media, which can be viewed here. Armie looks amazing, so be sure to check out the caps/clip! 😀
I’ve added a HQ version of Armie with his father and brother at the Hammer Museum Gala in the Garden 2009. last year. Enjoy!
Finally, some pictures of Armie filming The Social Network! These pictures come from the London location of the movie’s shoot. Which took place just last weekend. To see more pictures of the cast from that day of filming and info on the London shoot. Head over to Guest of a Guest.
Stay tuned, I’ll be adding more pictures very soon! Enjoy!
The Social Network film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin finished off the last scenes of shooting this weekend at the Henley Royal Regatta (all regatta pictures are HERE). The Regatta, one of the three Royal British sporting events of the year (others include Wimbledon and Ascot) features crews from all over the world and spectators whose drink of choice are Pimm’s cups. Actors Armie Hammer and Josh Pence, who play the twin American rowers and entreprenuers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss were on site to film rowing scenes from the film
EDIT: As promised earlier – I’ve added 15 additional photos to the album!
Armie and his wife Elizabeth feature in the latest issue of Santa Barbara magazine! There’s a fantastic interview as well as an amazing photoshoot to accompany the spread. A massive thank you to Whitney for being ever so kind and sending this in! Enjoy! 😀
Once Upon a Time
With an homage to Slim Aaron’s iconic society portraits, newlyweds Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers revisit a fortunate past with a glamorous future.
Who: Armie Hammer, 23, actor and great-grandson of industrialist and philanthropist Armand Hammer; Elizabeth Chambers, 27, journalist, chief correspondent for the Human Rights Foundation.
Family Roots He grew up in California, Oklahoma, Texas, and the Cayman Islands. “A little bit of a western meets Swiss Family Robinson,” remembers Armie. She had an idyllic childhood tide-pooling in Half Moon Bay and playing high school sports in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Now, the newlyweds split their time between Los Angeles and Montecito. Read More
Finally, a cute behind the scenes video from the photoshoot (alternatively, you can watch the video here):