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

    March 20, 2013

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.