Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer star in The Man From U.N.C.L.E: trailer

Henry Cavill has swapped his Superman costume for a sharp suit in the first look at the upcoming Guy Ritchie film, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The spy thriller, which is an adaptation of the hit 1960s TV series, stars Henry as CIA agent Napoleon Solo alongside Armie Hammer, who plays KGB agent Illya Kuryakin.


Ahead of its summer release, fans were treated to their first look at the film this week, when the The Man From U.N.C.L.E trailer premiered on Wednesday evening.


The Man From U.N.C.L.E stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander

The action comedy film is set against the backdrop of the early 1960s at the height of the Cold War. Henry and Armie's characters are forced to put aside their longstanding hostilities to stop a mysterious international organisation from creating a global catastrophe.

Alicia Vikander stars as Gaby Teller, the daughter of a missing German scientist who helps the unlikely partners infiltrate the criminal group, while Hugh Grant appears as Mr Waverly, the head of U.N.C.L.E – United Network Command for Law and Enforcement.

Henry, 31, recently spoke to People about his time shooting the film with Armie and Hugh. "They're both wonderful people and a pleasure to work with," the Batman v Superman actor said. "Any funny stories I'm going to keep to myself, though. No telling tales out of school."

Armie, 28, was just as tight-lipped about his time on set. He did joke about how he had prepared for his role as a Soviet Spy, though, including mastering a Russian accent.

"I moved to the Soviet Union for six years," he deadpanned. "It was time travel as well as location. The jet lag is a killer."

The Man From U.N.C.L..E will be Guy Ritchie's first film in four years – his last was the 2011's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.