Tom Cruise has become the latest in a long string of actors who will not be in that Man from U.N.C.L.E. remake. Deadline reports Cruise has been forced to drop plans to star in the project due to obligations on Mission: Impossible's next exciting protocol: the last film brought the actor's signature scamper to the side of a skyscraper, and it's expected whatever's in store for the sequel will require even more intense training before Cruise can run around on it.
Warner Bros. has had a real time of getting or keeping anyone attached to the lead--George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper, and Channing Tatum were all at various points considered to play American agent Napoleon Solo--but since they at least still have Armie Hammer signed to co-star, they're reportedly going to continue forward just as soon as they find a new notable white guy to stick in a suit. You can't just give up on a brand as white-hot as The Man from U.N.C.L.E..