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Armie Hammer To Loom Over Tom Cruise in 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.'

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Like so few before him, Armie Hammer has successfully transitioned from being "the Facebook movie twins" to "guy towering beside 50-year-old A-lister."

The 6'5" second-billing will reportedly be following up his second-fiddle role to Johnny Depp in Lone Ranger with a part with Tom Cruise in Man from U.N.C.L.E.. Like with Lone Ranger, George Clooney was once meant to be involved in this film, with director Steven Soderbergh previously attached to make him look sharp in a suit again. Now Guy Ritchie has agreed to make this into Sherlock Holmes: 1960s and, as noted back in March, Cruise will play U.N.C.L.E.'s American agent, Napoleon Solo. Hammer, then, is left to play Georgian agent Illya Kuryakin, and to always sort of be squatting without getting too hammy about it.

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