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Tom Cruise Walks Away From The Man from U.N.C.L.E.


Someone must have finally told Tom Cruise he shouldn’t bogart all the ’60s TV spy reboots as, according to The Hollywood Reporter, he has bowed out of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Warner Bros. production has gone through several potential stars, from George Clooney and Bradley Cooper to Ryan Gosling and Channing Tatum. Guy Ritchie is the latest director to take on the project, based on the James Bond-inspired NBC drama. According to THR, Cruise’s involvement was never completely firmed up, but Armie Hammer remains attached and Alicia Vikander is still in talks to play the female lead.

Ritchie has worked with some of the biggest names in the business: Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Clive Owen, Jason Statham and plenty of others. Perhaps one of them will sign on to play a super-spy.


  • joe35

    I’d be more concerned with Guy Ritchie directing than I would be with Tom Cruise starring. But that’s just me.

  • Orphan

    @joe 35:After the lackluster Sherlock Holmes movies which should have been a slamdunk for both Director and Star I totally agree with you. Cruise sucks but with the chance of the parody at all costs club jumping on board or worse yet Will Smith then I shudder to think who could get involved with this.With Armie Hammer involved could we be looking at Depp? I think Owen could actually pull it off.Like a lot of things from years ago it was a product of it’s time and the mixture of action and humor( like the attempt at Steed and Peel ) is impossible to recapture I think.