News Bits: UNCLE, Sith, AACTA, Darnell, Man

The Man from UNCLE
A new photo has arrived of Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer looking their dashing 1960s Cold War spy best in Guy Ritchie’s film version of the classic series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”. Cavill takes on the role of American agent Napoleon Solo opposite Hammer’s Russian agent Illya Kuryakin. [Source: USA Today]

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Lucasfilm has also announced that “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” will make its 3D debut at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim on April 16th-19th 2015.

This will mark the first public screening of the long-awaited, big-screen 3D conversion. Both the previous two prequels, “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” and “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” will also screen. [Source:]

AACTA Awards
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts is out with the nominations for its fourth annual AACTA International Awards for film in seven categories.

“Birdman,” “Boyhood,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” and “Whiplash” are all set to compete for Best Film. The exact same five films were nominated in the directing and screenplay categories. [Source: Deadline]

Michelle Darnell
Universal has announced an April 8th 2016 release date for “Michelle Darnell,” the next project from “Tammy” husband-and-wife team of director Ben Falcone and actress/comedian Melissa McCarthy.

McCarthy will play a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she leaves prison hoping to rebrand herself, she finds that not everyone is ready to forgive and forget. [Source: THR]

My Own Man
Netflix has announced a March 6th premiere date for David Sampliner’s “My Own Man”. Edward Norton executive produced the original documentary which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.

Sampliner’s film is a personal account of his experiences when he learns he’s going to be the father of a baby boy. He fears he must ‘man up’ and finally embrace the latent masculinity he’s rejected all his life. [Source: Deadline]