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Tom Cruise in talks for The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

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Story by Jack Foley

TOM Cruise is reportedly in early talks to star in Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E..

Based on the popular ’60s TV series featuring the spy adventures of American agent Napoleon Solo and Soviet agent Illya Kuryakin, the film has been in development for some time and was once being mooted as a directing project for Steven Soderbergh, with George Clooney to possibly star.

When Clooney passed, Warner Bros considered actors such as Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling, Joel Kinnaman and Michael Fassbender for the project.

But it has since been passed to Guy Ritchie and his producing partner Lionel Wigram, the duo responsible for the successful Sherlock Holmes reboot.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, if Cruise can’t be lured then Ritchie may be forced to move onto a different project, especially as Warners are also keen to see another Sherlock Holmes movie.

Cruise has sci-fi movies Oblivion and All You Need Is Kill completed but also has plans for another Mission: Impossible movie and a possible Magnificent Seven remake.

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