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Henry Cavill stars in first 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.' trailer

The film is based on the NBC television series of the same name.

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Annie Martin

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Henry Cavill stars in a first trailer for The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The 31-year-old actor portrays American undercover agent Napoleon Solo, with Armie Hammer as Russian spy Illya Kuryakin. The preview sees Solo and Kuryakin contend with each other before teaming up to take down an international criminal organization.

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The film is directed by Guy Ritchie, and opens in theaters August 14. Hugh Grant co-stars as Mr. Waverly, the head of U.N.C.L.E., with Elizaveth Debicki as Victoria Vinciguerra, the daughter of a vanished German scientist and Jared Harris as Saunders, an U.N.C.L.E. agent.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. originally ran as an NBC television series in the 1960s. Robert Vaughn and David McCallum starred as Solo and Kuryakin, respectively, and the show was notable for its depiction of American and U.S.S.R. teamwork during the Cold War.

Cavill is known for such films as The Count of Monte Cristo, Tristan and Isolde and Immortals. The actor debuted as Clark Kent/Superman in Man of Steel (2013), and will return for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016.

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