George Clooney might reunite with frequent collaborator Steven Soderbergh on a new project called The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Does that title sound familiar to you because it should. The film will be based on the 1960s television show of the same name that originally starred Robert Vaughn. According to The Playlist, Clooney might be interested in taking on the lead in the big screen adaptation.
Sources close to the project claim that Clooney is already in negotiations to star in the film. Even though the movie is in the early stages of development, Warner Bros chief Jeff Robinov has already signed off on Soderbergh’s take on the original material. Interestingly enough, the film wouldn’t be an update or a contemporary reboot of the show. The story will still take place in the 1960s, and since Clooney already looks like some of the leading men of that time he should fit right in.
According to Wikipedia, the series “centered on a two-man troubleshooting team working for U.N.C.L.E.: American Napoleon Solo (Vaughn), and Russian Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum). Leo G. Carroll played Alexander Waverly, the British head of the organization (Number One of Section One).”
Do you think Clooney would be a good fit for The Man from U.N.C.L.E.?