We've been hearing about steady updates to the 1960s spy series big-screen adaptation "The Man From U.N.C.L.E" for some time now. Guy Ritchie was set to helm once Steven Soderbergh dropped out, with Tom Cruise locked in to star once George Clooney was no longer. Now it appears the hunt will begin again for the leading man, as Cruise has exited the picture.
Cruise's departure is said to be a scheduling conflict with the recently announced fifth "Mission Impossible" film that he is producing and starring in. The latest casting update to the picture was the addition of Armie Hammer. Both Hammer and Ritchie appear to still be attached at this time. But who will fill the leading man's shoes? Perhaps Hammer could pull an Edgerton, as seen in "Jane Got a Gun", and try his hand at the lead role.
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