Tom Cruise Exits MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E; WB Recasting

In a pretty shocking turn of events, Deadline report that Cruise has exited Guy Ritchie's remake of the classic tv series to focus on gearing up for Mission Impossible 5. Warner Bros. now find themselves needing to recast for a Fall start..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 5/24/2013


According to Deadline, Tom Cruise has jumped ship from The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and will no longer be playing the lead role in the Guy Ritchie directed movie. Apparently the actor stepped away from the picture to focus on producing and starring in Mission: Impossible 5, which Paramount and Skydance are now planning to begin shooting before year’s end. Cruise would have starred alongside Armie Hammer, and WB will now search for a replacement partner for the Lone Ranger star. The original TV series ran from 1964-68, and starred Robert Vaughan and David McCallum as agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement, Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin as they battled the evil forces of "Thrush" (sounds nasty).


Source: Deadline
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PsyGuy - 5/24/2013, 10:12 AM
I've had enough Cruise for a while anyway...
Extremis - 5/24/2013, 10:14 AM
Didnt like mi 4.thought it was weak story wise.lets hope mi5 is cool.
Hellsing - 5/24/2013, 10:23 AM
Seeing the height difference between Hammer and Cruise would have been a little jarring.
DarthMauve - 5/24/2013, 10:23 AM
Clearly he was afraid how ridiculously tiny he would look onscreen with Armie Hammer. Shoe lifts and camera angles can only do so much :)
KrazyForKomix - 5/24/2013, 10:29 AM
good riddance.

A little Tom Cruise goes a long way.
ABLEE337 - 5/24/2013, 10:30 AM
I love David McCallum on NCIS. :)
Sagart - 5/24/2013, 10:36 AM
Wasn't Clooney going to do this at one point? I think he'd work with with Hammer on screen.
Rowsdower - 5/24/2013, 10:38 AM
Smart move. That last thing needs to play is yet another super spy.

Cruise is the shit.
beane2099 - 5/24/2013, 10:42 AM
Also filming this year is The Man from B.E.A.N.E.
BillyBatson1000 - 5/24/2013, 11:12 AM
Could anyone see Cruise working with Guy Richie? I just don't buy the scheduling conflict story.
JohnWilbanks - 5/24/2013, 11:23 AM
Awesome, now I may actually go see this movie!
AlexDeLarge87 - 5/24/2013, 11:55 AM
Excellent decision Cruise.
manofmidgard - 5/24/2013, 12:06 PM
great news. always liked man from UNCLE. now maybe i'll go see it. can't stand tom cruise.
dellamorte1872 - 5/24/2013, 12:24 PM
i agree @mano - the only reason why i wasnt caring is b/c of CRUISE's involement
soforizo - 5/24/2013, 2:03 PM
dellamorte1872 - 5/24/2013, 12:24 PM
i agree @mano - the only reason why i wasnt caring is b/c of CRUISE's involement

Funny. The only reason I cared for this at all was b/c of CRUISE's involvement.
dnno1 - 5/24/2013, 4:16 PM
Matt Boomer.
loki668 - 5/25/2013, 12:23 AM
I heard that Cruise left because Bryan Singer is casting him as the Scarlet Witch in DOFP. "BEFORE she was an Avenger, she was just [frick]ed in the head!"

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