Man From U.N.C.L.E. Movie Could Star Tom Cruise

    March 20, 2013
    Sean Patterson
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It seems that the 50-year-old Tom Cruise is still a top contender for the lead roles in high-profile action movies.

Screen Rant is reporting that Cruise is currently in talks for a role in the upcoming The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie adaptation. Channing Tatum is also rumored to be attached to the film, which will be directed by Guy Ritchie.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was a spy thriller TV series that aired in the U.S. during the 60s. The show revolves around a pair of U.N.C.L.E. agents, one American and one Georgian. The agents and the worldwide U.N.C.L.E. organization battled the THRUSH organization and its goal to enslave humanity. The show attempted to emulate the style of the James Bond-style spy thriller, including a rotating cast of beautiful women.

Cruise would, presumably, be negotiating for the role of the American agent, Napoleon Solo. Solo was played by Robert Vaughn in the original series.

  • http://yahoo.com Adam-12

    Now if Robert Vaughn/David McCallum, comeo appeared, as their dads in the organiation of U.N.C.L.E. naming their sons as their successors, to see how they work out as their successors, in the U.N.C.L.E. organization.

    The original Napoleon Solo/Illya Kuriakin and be in the office, fix’n to retire from the organization.

  • http://WebProNews Lori

    Please, No Tom.

  • Kathy Norton

    Illya was Russian, specifically Ukrainian (re David McCallum in an interview on the Today show back in ’66). He once mentioned having learned gymnastics “at the University of Georgia” however he also qualified it as being “in the Ukraine!” As anyone who has half a clue about the geography of the USSR at the time would know perfectly well, they are nowhere near being even in the same SSR! Sloppy writing and research on their part as well as yours!

  • Mary

    As much as Cruise can annoy me, when I feel I’ve heard too much Tom Cruise chatter in the media, and I will admit that when I heard a few years back someone suggest Cruise as Solo, I wasn’t too keen on the idea.. after seeing him in Knight and Day a few years back, I kind of have warmed to the idea of Cruise as Napoleon Solo. It reminded me that Cruise can carry off the character, very well. The series, a favorite of my childhood, and when the DVD set came out a few years back, I realized I still enjoyed it, not only redefined the spy genre for tv and film, but defined the style of subsequent generations.

  • http://ravenwest.net Raven West

    NO!! NO!! Please NO TOM CRUISE!! He’s already ruined Mission Impossible for fans of the original series, please do not do this to us!

    For a more contemporary U.N.C.L.E. themed story, read “Undercover Reunion” available in print and Kindle on Amazon,Here’s a review by Bridget Calvert – Editor of ‘ The Network’ – “Many U.N.C.L.E. fans of the sixties imagined themselves helping U.N.C.L.E. if this was you, you will enjoy this new novel. Raven West has caught the spirit of ‘the things the dreams of U.N.C.L.E. fans all over the world consist of.”

    Tom, you’re more than welcome to star is the movie adaptation of my novel, since none of the main characters are in it, but please do NOT ruin Solo the way you did Phelps and every other TV series character you portrayed!

  • Gail

    I think it is a good idea he has the acting and physical abilities to pull off the role. I would hope they would cast Jeremy Renner alongside him. They made a great team in Mission Impossible 4.