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24 May 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Today’s movie quiz: How many Tom Cruise secret agent franchises is too many? According to Tom himself, the number is two, because he’s now decided to drop out of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. at Warner Bros. to focus instead on his favourite fran-child, the Mission: Impossible series.

So now there is a Hero Wanted sign back up in the production offices for U.N.C.L.E., as Guy Ritchie reads what will probably be a “Cruise ankles UNCLE” headline in Variety and shakes his fist at the bad mojo from the movie gods.

It’s just the latest setback for the U.N.C.L.E. adaptation, which aims to take the basic concept of the 1960s spy series – in which Robert Vaughn and David McCallum played agents fighting the evils of THRUSH (one more comment about special cream and we are turning this website around, no joke) – and turn it into a big spectacle in the style of M:I or Sherlock Holmes. Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney were attached for a time, before Clooney’s medical woes saw him drop out and take Soderbergh with him.

The Lone Ranger ‘s Armie Hammer is still aboard for the film, so Warners and Ritchie only really have a new star to find ready for a shoot this autumn. Start your casting suggestions now here or over on Twitter…


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probably to old at this stage but think Ben Affleck and Matt Damon would be great in M F U. More

Posted by earnest at 16:06 on 08 June 2013 | Report This Post

Drop-kick Tom
I'm glad Jack Reacher didn't do that great for Tom, who always thinks he's right for a role; even if the literal version is the exact opposite (Ray Stevenson is easily the better JR). Tom wanted to be Tony Stark in the 90s, he wants to be Van Helsing...what happened to the Les Grossman project? Now, that's really up TC's alley (one more joke and I'm turning this website around). More

Posted by jace007 at 13:37 on 25 May 2013 | Report This Post

Something New
To be honest films these days are more story led & spectacle (I hope) so I'd say go with an unknown. There are millions upon millions of actors out there & I want to see something that is well performed than seeing someone I know who may not suit the part. Cast right & 80% of your job is done. More

Posted by Eduardo25 at 13:29 on 25 May 2013 | Report This Post

same old same old
as the stars grow more dim so they strive for that one last blast across the sky... or something. these old guys (yes, you Tom Cruise with your fine head of hair and your amazing smile and all those people saying how much of a top geezer you are!!) need to really start doing something else with their time. I'm glad Tom's dropped out of UNCLE. He doesn't need to be saddled with yet another creaky old spy series. MI is good but he's a getting close to retirement now surely?? We need less remake More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 22:55 on 24 May 2013 | Report This Post

Fillion!!
Obviously. Alternatively Cliff Curtis would be a good fit. As long as David McCallum plays Mr. Waverley I'm happy More

Posted by Ulmaceae at 19:29 on 24 May 2013 | Report This Post

Would love to see Depp bring his usual flair to a straighter role but as a matter of course also have to add Fassbender to the list just because, you know he's on all lists for everything.....ever More

Posted by mcatton at 19:17 on 24 May 2013 | Report This Post

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