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Cuise set to go Solo in Ritchie’s U.N.C.L.E movie update?

March 19th, 2013 by Marc Comments

Ok, we always thought Tom Cruise was pretty good in the Mission: Impossible series but this is going to get a little, well, confusing…

It seems that Cruise is in early talks to star in Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E movie at Warner Brothers.

Very little is known at the minute, but it’s probably a safe bet that he’ll be playing the American secret agent Napoleon Solo, played in the original 60s TV series by Robert Vaughn.

Solo had a Russian partner called Ilya Kuryakin and they both worked for the secret organiation called U.N.C.L.E. and they fought the evil organisation THRUSH on a weekly basis. The movie was almost made by Steven Soderbergh a few years ago with George Clooney in the lead role, Bradley Cooper was also attached briefly too. However, it looks like Ritchie’s success with the Sherlock Holmes series has made him the man for the job…

More as we get it…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….