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Emma Stone, Julianne Moore Join Other Stars To Film Powerful Video Urging Americans To ‘Reject The NRA’ After Las Vegas Shooting

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The likes of Emma Stone, Julianne Moore and Melissa McCarthy have joined forces to film a YouTube clip in which they urge people to reject the NRA in a bid for stricter gun laws in the U.S. The video also features Bill Hader, Elizabeth Banks, Sheryl Crow, Adam Scott, Jack Antonoff, Kathryn Hahn, Samuel Harris, […]
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Armie Hammer Confirms A Sequel To The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Is Finally In The Works

Admittedly, it didn’t set the international box office alight with scorchingly fast returns, but 2015’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is a movie with many fans around the world. Functioning almost entirely on a combination of the chemistry between the two leads – Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer – and some impressive action set-pieces, the 1960s action comedy is often referred to in interviews with its principal players. Now, one such conversation has yielded an answer that will bring hope to the countless cinema-goers hoping for a sequel.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie was based upon the popular television series of the same name, created by Sam Rolfe and Norman Felton, which was broadcast from 1964 to 1968. It starred Robert Vaughn as American Napoleon Solo, and Ian McCallum as Russian Illya Kuryakin. The two men worked for a secret international intelligence agency named the United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.
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‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Sequel Is Being Written

‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Sequel Is Being Written
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is the kind of fun, self-aware, stylish summer popcorn movie we don’t see often enough. Director Guy Ritchie‘s adaptation of Sam Rolfe‘s television series is one charismatic film with three leads we wouldn’t mind watching save the world, in impeccable style, every couple of years. Unfortunately, the slick action-comedy didn’t perform […]

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Guy Ritchie’s “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”: 2015 is the year of the retro spy movie

Quietly, this year is turning into the year of the retro feeling spy movie. Yes, 2015 has had no shortage of the genre getting some really nice outings, even ones that are more modern than retro. Without even batting an eye I can rattle off titles this year like Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, and Spy, with the James Bond outing Spectre still to come. Also, of course, is one other thing. Yes, we have this weekend’s release of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. as well, the latest film from Guy Ritchie and apparently, like some of 2015’s other genre outings, one of the better spy movie outings of the last few years. The movie is an adaptation of the Sam Rolfe created television program, which also was a spy show, obviously. Here, it’s a 1960’s set spy thriller, centered around CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill
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Review: Alicia Vikander and Armie Hammer have major chemistry in winning 'Uncle'

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Review: Alicia Vikander and Armie Hammer have major chemistry in winning 'Uncle'
Light on its feet, utterly inconsequential, and quite often a pleasure to look at and listen to, "The Man From Uncle" is Guy Ritchie's big-screen reboot of the classic '60s spy show. Showcasing the charms of Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, and Alicia Vikander, it is a piffle, a fetish piece for anyone who loves the pop side of the '60s, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. It is not a non-stop action movie, though, and I suspect that on the heels of "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," it's going to be treated more roughly than it deserves. Ritchie has been working with writer/producer Lionel Wigram since "Sherlock Holmes," and they seem to have settled into a pretty happy system of doing things. They share screenplay credit on this one, with the story attributed to Jeff Kleeman & David C. Wilson as well as Wigram and Ritchie, and it's a pretty simple,
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Warner Bros. Unveils First Photo of 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'

Warner Bros. has unveiled the first photo of their upcoming spy comedy film, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The film, which is an adaptation of the classic TV series of the same name, is directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Debicki, Alicia Vickander and Hugh Grant. Take a look at the picture below.

The original TV series, created by Sam Rolfe and starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, ran for four seasons from 1964 to 1968 and consisted of 105 episodes. Based on the photo, the film seems to duplicate the style and setting of the TV series it what it seems a reboot for a new franchise.  Stay tuned for additional details.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is set for release on August 14, 2015.

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Premiered 50 Years Ago Today!

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Hard as it is to believe, but The Man From U.N.C.L.E. premiered 50 years ago today. Impressively, it remains alive and well in the minds of all the Baby Boomer fans who grew up with the series- and a new generation will be introduced to U.N.C.L.E. through the forthcoming feature film. We must recognize the genius of producer Norman Felton who, with Sam Rolfe, developed the concept (along with some brief suggestions from Ian Fleming.) We extend our congratulations to our old friends Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, who have both been major supporters of Cinema Retro since it debuted ten years ago. Happily, both guys are doing great career-wise and never seem to stop working. We also recognize all those actors, directors, writers and crew members whose talents made the show so iconic. A special, heartfelt nod to the legendary Leo G. Carroll, whose contribution to the series is inestimable.
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We Now Know When ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ Will Return

Guy Ritchie’s take on NBC’s espionage series is arriving early next year, with a theatrical debut January 16, 2015, over Martin Luther King weekend. Starring Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill, this will be the first return of the property to mainstream audiences in over thirty years. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. ran from 1964 to 1968, and starred secret agents Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) and, no joke, a guy named Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn), as a two-man team defending the free world from the nefarious organization, Thrush. One of the unique aspects of the show was creator Sam Rolfe and producer Norman Felton’s narrative of international cooperation, with the two main agents hailing from North America and Russia, working for an international organization united under one cause. This is particularly noteworthy considering the series ran during the Cold War, when there was no love loss between the United States and the Soviet Union. It
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"The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

According to internet reports, actor Tom Cruise is interested in starring as 'Napoleon Solo' for director Guy Ritchie's developing  big screen Warners' remake of the 1960's classic spy TV series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

The original NBC TV series, airing September 1964 to January 1968, followed two Us secret agents, played by actors Robert Vaughn ("The Magnificent Seven") and David McCallum ("The Great Escape").

The dapper spies worked for the clandestine, international law-enforcement agency 'U.N.C.L.E.' ('United Network Command for Law and Enforcement').

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced 105 "U.N.C.L.E." episodes, originally developed by Sam Rolfe for executive producer Norman Felton, with"James Bond" author Ian Fleming contributing characters 'Napoleon Solo' and 'April Dancer', to series scriptwriters Robert Towne ("Chinatown") and Harlan Ellison ("The City On The Edge Of Forever").

In the TV series, American Solo (Vaughn) and Russian 'Illya Kuryakin' (McCallum) reported to 'Alexander Waverly' (Leo G.
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'Napoleon Solo' Is "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

Director Guy Ritchie continues developing, with his "Sherlock Holmes" producer Lionel Wigram, a big screen Warners' remake of the 1960's classic spy TV series "The Man From U.N..C.L.E."

The new film will be produced by David Dobkin, Jeffrey Kleeman and John Davis.

The original NBC TV series, airing September 1964 to January 1968, follows two Us secret agents, played by actors Robert Vaughn ("The Magnificent Seven") and David McCallum ("The Great Escape") , who work for the clandestine, international law-enforcement agency 'U.N.C.L.E.' ('United Network Command for Law and Enforcement').

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced 105 "U.N.C.L.E." episodes, originally developed by Sam Rolfe for executive producer Norman Felton, with"James Bond" author Ian Fleming contributing characters 'Napoleon Solo' and 'April Dancer', to series scriptwriters Robert Towne ("Chinatown") and Harlan Ellison ("The City On The Edge Of Forever").

In the TV series, American Solo (Vaughn) and
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CBS and Mamet Target "Have Gun- Will Travel"

CBS has teamed with David Mamet to direct/executive produce a TV pilot, rebooting the network's 1957 western TV series "Have Gun – Will Travel", retooled with more sex and violence, similar to "Deadwood".

The original series, created by Sam Rolfe and Herb Meadow, aired on CBS, 1957-1963, including episodes written by Gene Roddenberry and directed by Sam Peckinpah, following 'Paladin', a gentleman gunfighter who preferred to settle problems without violence.

He lived in the 'Hotel Carlton' in San Francisco, where he dressed in formal attire, ate gourmet food and attended the opera. When 'working', he dressed in black, carried a derringer under his belt, used calling cards with a chess knight emblem and wore a black gunbelt with the same chess knight symbol in platinum attached to the holster.

He was a former Army officer and a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, capable of speaking any foreign language.
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David Mamet Rebooting Western Series 'Have Gun - Will Travel' at CBS

David Mamet Rebooting Western Series 'Have Gun - Will Travel' at CBS
Playwright, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, essayist and occasional angry person David Mamet has a new TV project in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has made a script deal with Mamet for a reboot of the 1957-1963 Western "Have Gun - Will Travel." The original series was created by Sam Rolfe and Herb Meadow and starred Richard Boone as the San Francisco gunfighter Paladin, who had high-class taste but was still a total badass despite a slightly frou-frou taste for chess symbolism. "Have Gun - Will Travel" ran for 225 episodes, one of which was written by Sam Peckinpah, and 24 of which were written by "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry. A potential movie remake has been bouncing around in development for a while, first with John Travolta attached to star and later Eminem. Mamet will serve as writer and executive producer on the reboot, and he'll direct a pilot if one's ordered.
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David Mamet Rebooting Western Series 'Have Gun - Will Travel' at CBS

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David Mamet Rebooting Western Series 'Have Gun - Will Travel' at CBS
Playwright, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, essayist and occasional angry person David Mamet has a new TV project in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has made a script deal with Mamet for a reboot of the 1957-1963 Western "Have Gun - Will Travel." The original series was created by Sam Rolfe and Herb Meadow and starred Richard Boone as the San Francisco gunfighter Paladin, who had high-class taste but was still a total badass despite a slightly frou-frou taste for chess symbolism. "Have Gun - Will Travel" ran for 225 episodes, one of which was written by Sam Peckinpah, and 24 of which were written by "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry. A potential movie remake has been bouncing around in development for a while, first with John Travolta attached to star and later Eminem. Mamet will serve as writer and executive producer on the reboot, and he'll direct a pilot if one's ordered.
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David Mamet Has Gun - Will Reboot

David Mamet Has Gun - Will Reboot
David Mamet is usually found adapting his own work for screens both big and small, but he has dabbled in other sources (The Winslow Boy, for instance). Now he’s taking that trick to television, aiming to reboot the 1950s Western series Have Gun – Will Travel for Us network CBS.The show, which aired on the network between 1957 and 1963 (and also found success on the radio), starred Richard Boone as Paladin, a hotshot gunslinger who preferred to settle issues without resorting to flinging bullets, but who could hold his own when called out.Sam Rolfe and Herb Meadow created the original version, which recruited several notable writers, the most famous of which was Gene Roddenberry, who would go on to make a little show called Star Trek.This will mark Mamet’s second TV show following military drama The Unit, which he co-created with The Shield’s Shawn Ryan and which ran for four years.
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David Mamet To Reboot ‘Have Gun – Will Travel’ For CBS

CBS has put in development Have Gun – Will Travel, a reboot of the 1957 CBS Western drama, to be penned by writer/director/playwright David Mamet. Mamet is set to direct the potential pilot, which will be produced by CBS TV Studios. He is executive producing with agent-turned-producer Elliott Webb. Have Gun – Will Travel, whose title plays on a line commonly used in personal ads, aired on CBS from 1957 through 1963 and also spawned a successful radio version. Its producers included Frank Pierson, and one of its main writers was Gene Roddenberry who would go on to create Star Trek. Created by Sam Rolfe and Herb Meadow, Have Gun starred Richard Boone as Paladin, a top-notch gunfighter who preferred to settle problems without violence but stood his ground when provoked. (Watch the opening sequence below) Have Gun – Will Travel brings Oscar-nominated writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Mamet back to CBS where he
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Guy Richie Targets "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

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According to internet reports, director Guy Ritchie ("Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows") will reteam with producer Lionel Wigram, to shoot a big screen Warners remake of the 1960's classic spy TV series "The Man From U.N..C.L.E."

The new film will be produced by David Dobkin, Jeffrey Kleeman and John Davis.

The original NBC TV series, broadcast September 1964 to January 1968, followed the exploits of two Us secret agents, played by actors Robert Vaughn ("The Magnificent Seven") and David McCallum ("The Great Escape") , who work for the clandestine, international law-enforcement agency 'U.N.C.L.E.' ('United Network Command for Law and Enforcement').

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced 105 "U.N.C.L.E." episodes, originally developed by Sam Rolfe for executive producer Norman Felton, with"James Bond" author Ian Fleming contributing characters 'Napoleon Solo' and 'April Dancer', to series scriptwriters Robert Towne ("Chinatown") and Harlan Ellison ("The City On The Edge
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Is Bradley Cooper "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." ?

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According to reports, Warner Bros. and actor Bradley Cooper ("The Hangover") are in talks for Cooper to star as secret agent 'Napoloeon Solo' in Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh's upoming big screen adaptation of the 1960's NBC TV spy series, "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.".

The new film will be produced by David Dobkin, Jeffrey Kleeman and John Davis, based on a screenplay by Scott Z. Burns ("The Informant").

The original NBC TV series, airing September 1964 to January 1968, followed the exploits of two secret agents, played by actors Robert Vaughn ("The Magnificent Seven") and David McCallum ("The Great Escape") , who work for the clandestine, international law-enforcement agency 'U.N.C.L.E.' ('United Network Command for Law and Enforcement').

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced 105 "U.N.C.L.E." episodes, originally developed by Sam Rolfe for executive producer Norman Felton, with"James Bond" author Ian Fleming contributing characters 'Napoleon Solo' and 'April Dancer',
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Who Is The "Man From "U.N.C.L.E." ?

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Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh ("Ocean's 11") is looking for a lead actor to replace unavailable George Clooney as the new "Man From "U.N.C.L.E." in Warners upcoming feature adaptation of the 1960's TV series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.", based on a screenplay written by Scott Z. Burns ("The Informant") for producers John Davis and Jeff Kleeman.

The original NBC TV series, airing September 1964 to January 1968, followed the exploits of two secret agents, played by actors Robert Vaughn ("The Magnificent Seven") and David McCallum ("The Great Escape") , who work for the clandestine, international law-enforcement agency 'U.N.C.L.E.' ('United Network Command for Law and Enforcement').

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced 105 "U.N.C.L.E." episodes, originally developed by Sam Rolfe for executive producer Norman Felton, with "James Bond" author Ian Fleming contributing characters 'Napoleon Solo' and 'April Dancer', to series scriptwriters Robert Towne ("Chinatown") and Harlan Ellison ("The
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Clooney Targets "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

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Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh ("Ocean's 11") is in talks to direct Warners upcoming feature adaptation of the 1960's TV series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.", starring actor George Clooney.

The new "U.N.C.L.E." screenplay will be written by Scott Z. Burns ("The Informant") for producers John Davis and Jeff Kleeman.

The original TV series, broadcast on NBC September 1964 to January 1968, followed the exploits of two secret agents, played by actors Robert Vaughn ("The Magnificent Seven") and David McCallum ("The Great Escape") , who work for the clandestine, international law-enforcement agency 'U.N.C.L.E.' ('United Network Command for Law and Enforcement').

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced 105 "U.N.C.L.E." episodes, originally developed by Sam Rolfe for executive producer Norman Felton, with "James Bond" author Ian Fleming contributing characters 'Napoleon Solo' and 'April Dancer', to series scriptwriters Robert Towne ("Chinatown") and Harlan Ellison ("The City On The Edge Of Forever").

In the TV series,
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Warners Targets Big Screen "Man From U.N.C.L. E."

According to reports, Warner Bros. Pictures have signed Max Borenstein to write a screenplay for a big screen "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.", adapting the 1960's TV series, for director David Dobkin and producers John Davis and Jeff Kleeman.

The original Us TV series, broadcast on NBC September 22, 1964, to January 15, 1968 followed the exploits of two secret agents, played by actors Robert Vaughn ("The Magnificent Seven") and David McCallum ("The Great Escape") , who work for secret international law-enforcement agency 'U.N.C.L.E.' ('United Network Command for Law and Enforcement').

105 episodes were produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, originally developed by Sam Rolfe for executive producer Norman Felton, with "James Bond" author Ian Fleming contributing the characters 'Napoleon Solo' and 'April Dancer', for series sciptwriters Robert Towne ("Chinatown") and Harlan Ellison ("The City On The Edge Of Forever").

In the TV series, American Napoleon Solo (Vaughn) and Russian 'Illya Kuryakin' (McCallum) reported to 'Alexander Waverly' (Leo G.
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