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Tom Cruise exits The Man From U.N.C.L.E. for Mission: Impossible 5

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Story by Jack Foley

TOM Cruise has departed Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. to concentrate on developing the fifth film in his Mission: Impossible franchise.

The long-gestating Warner Bros had been gaining momentum recently following the casting of Armie Hammer alongside Cruise, as well as Alicia Vikander.

But the search is now on for a new leading man, according to Deadline and Variety.

An update of the classic 1960s TV series which followed the adventures of American agent Napoleon Solo and Soviet agent Illya Kuryakin – two agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement – as they fought the evil agents of Thrush, the film was intended as a potential new franchise for Warner Bros and for Cruise.

But with several commitments in the pipeline, including the recently fast-tracked Mission: Impossible 5, Cruise has reportedly exited U.N.C.L.E..

As yet, no new names are in the frame to replace him in the role of Napoleon Solo.

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