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Tom Cruise eyes a leading role in Guy Ritchie's The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

03.18.2013

During the second half of 2011, one of the topics I would write about the most (or felt like) was THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. The adaptation of the original series that ran from 1968-1968 finally fell into the hands of Guy Ritchie after Steven Soderbergh gave it up. Then it was a game of trying to get some leads for the flick. Rumors swirled that Bradley Cooper, George Clooney and Alexander Skarsgard were all once in the running for one of the parts. The only part that ever stuck was Ritchie. Now it looks like one of the blockbuster kings has his eye on the project.

Tom Cruise is said to be in early talks for the action franchise. The 60s series followed, "Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, two agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement. With gadgets and their wits and charm, they fought the evil forces of Thrush."

If he takes on the project, this will be one of two franchises that he is currently involved with at the time. Christopher McQuarrie is developing another installment of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, and will possibly direct Cruise. Then there's a JACK REACHER sequel on the horizon. Then there's Doug Liman's ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, which was recently wrapped. When that was completed, Warner Bros. swooped in and started talks with the actor.

Source: Deadline

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9:30AM on 03/19/2013
Mission: Impossible, The Man From U.N.C.L.E - I'm expecting him to be cast in Space 1999 in a couple of years.
Mission: Impossible, The Man From U.N.C.L.E - I'm expecting him to be cast in Space 1999 in a couple of years.
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6:09AM on 03/19/2013
The next thing I expect to hear is that Cruise is up for the titular lead in a big screen version of Honey West
The next thing I expect to hear is that Cruise is up for the titular lead in a big screen version of Honey West
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5:04AM on 03/19/2013
Sure why not, I think Tom Cruise is at a point in his career to where he is actually becoming the character he is playing as oppossed to earlier in his career when it was oh look it's another Tom Cruise movie. Plus the fact he has such a blast making movies & gives his all. In other words it is no shock he is making movie after movie while he still can.
Sure why not, I think Tom Cruise is at a point in his career to where he is actually becoming the character he is playing as oppossed to earlier in his career when it was oh look it's another Tom Cruise movie. Plus the fact he has such a blast making movies & gives his all. In other words it is no shock he is making movie after movie while he still can.
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1:11AM on 03/19/2013

Cruise Isn't The Optimum Napoleon Solo

He's too likely to play the really capable fighter that doesn't have weaknesses. Napoleon Solo always got into scrapes because he was so human and over optimistic. It's a role better suited to Theo James or someone else younger than Cruise that is not obviously a tough guy actor.
He's too likely to play the really capable fighter that doesn't have weaknesses. Napoleon Solo always got into scrapes because he was so human and over optimistic. It's a role better suited to Theo James or someone else younger than Cruise that is not obviously a tough guy actor.
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12:30AM on 03/19/2013
Man, Tom Cruise wants all the action franchises
Man, Tom Cruise wants all the action franchises
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11:25PM on 03/18/2013
I think it makes for a great pairing. I wanna see how Cruise is in a Guy Ritchie film.

And it's another great director to add his list of directors he has worked with.
I think it makes for a great pairing. I wanna see how Cruise is in a Guy Ritchie film.

And it's another great director to add his list of directors he has worked with.
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8:40PM on 03/18/2013
TOM CRUISE? Personally, I liked it when George Clooney was rumored to be in the movie...but I can understand with Steven Soderbergh out...Clooney would leave. I can nothing against Cruise as an actor, but he is definitely not in my top 5 to lead The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
TOM CRUISE? Personally, I liked it when George Clooney was rumored to be in the movie...but I can understand with Steven Soderbergh out...Clooney would leave. I can nothing against Cruise as an actor, but he is definitely not in my top 5 to lead The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
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8:38PM on 03/18/2013

OMG!

To see these two pair up would be epic! Long live the Cruise! Kinda surprised by this too as I had Guy penned as the odds on favorite for the next Bond...on second thought, maybe that will suade Matthew Vaughn...
To see these two pair up would be epic! Long live the Cruise! Kinda surprised by this too as I had Guy penned as the odds on favorite for the next Bond...on second thought, maybe that will suade Matthew Vaughn...
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