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Steven Soderbergh Quits 1960s Espionage Drama

Written by: FFT Webmaster | November 21st, 2011

Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh has exited the Warner Bros. update of the popular 1960s espionage television series THE MAN FROM UNCLE. No exact reason was given but apparently the producer’s inability to attract a big name talent to star in the film has delayed the production start. Soderbergh, who has announced that he will be leaving the director game in the next year or two, just did not want to wait the project out. George Clooney was originally attached to star as Napoleon Solo, but he left the project this fall. Bradley Cooper was also interested but that never was concluded. Others in the mix have included Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ryan Gosling. The latest rumors have centered on Channing Tatum coming on board, after starring in Soderbergh’s upcoming stripper drama MAGIC MIKE. The film was supposed to start shooting after the first of the year, but now the entire project remains in limbo.

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