Tom Cruise in talks to star in 'U.N.C.L.E.'

Mar 20, 2013, 02:30 IST | PTI

Tom Cruise is reportedly in talks to join Guy Ritchie helmed Warner Bros project 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' The film is based on a TV series which ran from 1964-68.

Starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, the series followed the exploits of two secret agents, who work for a fictitious secret international espionage and law-enforcement agency called U.N.C.L.E. Earlier, George Clooney was supposed to star in the film and Steven Soderbergh ready to direct.

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise. Pic/Santa Banta

Clooney dropped out because he needed surgery on his neck and back. Soderbergh followed suit. The studio finally took the project to Ritchie and his producing partner Lionel Wigram.

The action film has all the making of a franchise. Cruise finished working on 'All You Need Is Kill', directed by Doug Liman. His next project is Joseph Kosinski-directed 'Oblivion'.

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