Tom Cruise Might Be 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' Now

March 19, 2013


Still ever eager to reinvent any '60s secret agent as a 50s Tom Cruise, Tom Cruise is reportedly in early talks to join Guy Ritchie's film adaptation of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Not that that means all that much for this long-in-development project: he's only the latest of an ever-growing list of actors to have been offered the part. Back when Steven Soderbergh was still directing, George Clooney had long been attached to star as American spy Napoleon Solo before finally dropping out; Warner Bros. tossed the role at Johnny Depp and Matt Damon, but they didn't bother catching it, and it fell to Bradley Cooper before last getting slung over Channing Tatum, with results comparable to slinging a shirt over him. But with a less fickle director in control, things could move along faster now, and being The Man from U.N.C.L.E. certainly fits well into Cruise's wheelhouse. Who's been playing the part of human male longer than him?

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