Man from UN­CLE still on hold

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS -

Can we now re­fer to Guy Ritchie’s pro­posed The Man from UN­CLE as a “trou­bled pro­duc­tion”? It looks that way. Back in the 12th cen­tury, Steven Soder­bergh planned a ver­sion of the 1960s se­ries star­ring Ge­orge Clooney. Other ac­tors in the frame to play Napoleon Solo – the role cre­ated by Robert Vaughn – in­clude Chan­ning Ta­tum, Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling.

Some­where along the way, Ritchie took over and Tom Cruise was placed in the hot seat. Now Cruise has de­cided he is too busy with the fifth Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble film. I sup­pose there’s only so many 1960s rein­ven­tions he can ac­com­mo­date in the same week. Ar­mie Ham­mer is still sched­uled to play side­kick Illya Kuryakin. For now.

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