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Director Steven Soderbergh Quits 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

November 19th, 2011 1:00pm EST
Steven Soderbergh
Plans for a movie adaptation of cult 1960s spy series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." have been thrown into doubt - director Steven Soderbergh has quit the project just days after Bradley Cooper dropped out of the lead role.

George Clooney had initially been touted to portray Robert Vaughn's iconic spy character Napoleon Solo in a proposed film version of the TV show, and when he dropped out, Cooper was slated to take his place.

The Hangover star walked away from the job this week - and now Soderbergh has followed him out the door.

According to movie blog The Playlist, the filmmaker quit after...
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Bradley Cooper Drops Out Of 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

November 14th, 2011 2:24pm EST
Bradley Cooper
Director Steven Soderbergh is back on the hunt for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. after Bradley Cooper quit talks to become his leading man in the movie.

George Clooney was initially touted to portray Robert Vaughn's iconic spy character Napoleon Solo in the movie adaptation of the cult 1960s TV series, and when he dropped out, Cooper was slated to take his place.

Nevertheless, The Hangover star has now walked away from the project too, leaving Soderbergh to search for a new leading man, according to TheWrap.com.

Warrior star Joel Edgerton will reportedly play Solo's sidekick Illya Kuryakin ...
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Bradley Cooper The Latest Actor Linked To 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

October 21st, 2011 8:43am EDT
Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper has been offered the chance to replace Robert Vaughn as "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." after George Clooney dropped out, according to a report.

Steven Soderbergh is set to remake the classic TV show for the big screen, and Clooney reportedly signed up to step into the role of Napoleon Solo, made famous by Vaughn.

However, Clooney has since exited the project and the director has now offered the part to "The Hangover" star Cooper, according to Variety.

The film is reportedly set to start shooting in the spring.
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Steven Soderberg To Direct George Clooney In 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.?

November 17th, 2010 11:55pm EST
Steven Soderbergh
Moviemaker Steven Soderbergh is in negotiations to take on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. TV franchise and turn it into a major new movie.

The Oscar winner has met with Warner Bros. executives about the adaptation, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Soderbergh's "The Informant!" screenwriter Scott Z. Burns is also onboard to pen a new script.

Meanwhile, online reports suggest the director's "Ocean's Eleven" star George Clooney is in talks to star in the film, potentially making it the pair's sixth movie collaboration.

The cult TV series ran from 1964 to 1968 and starred Robert Vaughn and Dav...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 22

November 22nd, 2007 3:00am EST
Scarlett Johansson
Happy Birthday to The Prestige actress Scarlett Johansson (1984), Canadian figure skater David Pelletier (1974), German tennis champ Boris Becker (1967), actress Mariel Hemingway (1961), actress Jamie Lee Curtis (1958), Talking Head Tina Weymouth (1950), E Street native and Soprano "Little" Steven Van Zandt (1950), tennis star Billie Jean King (1943), Monty Python alum Terry Gilliam (1940), actor Robert Vaughn (1932), actress Geraldine Page (1924), and the comedian who got the least amount of respect, Rodney Dangerfield (1921; d. 2004).
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'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.': The Complete Series Comes To DVD November 27

October 14th, 2007 9:00am EDT
The Man From U.N.C.L.E
Open Channel D…. one of the greatest television shows of all time, and the first successful spy show on American television, will finally arrive on DVD, as Time Life and Warner Home Video debut The Man From U.N.C.L.E: The Complete Series this fall. The Golden Globe® award-winning series, starring Robert Vaughn (HU$TLE, Superman III) as Napoleon Solo and David McCallum (NCIS, The Great Escape) as Illya Kuryakin, originally aired on NBC from 1964 to 1968 and earned an astounding 16 Emmy award nominations during its run. The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Series includes all four seasons o...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 22

November 22nd, 2006 3:00am EST
Scarlett Johansson
Happy Birthday to The Prestige actress Scarlett Johansson (1984), Canadian figure skater David Pelletier (1974), German tennis champ Boris Becker (1967), actress Mariel Hemingway (1961), actress Jamie Lee Curtis (1958), Talking Head Tina Weymouth (1950), E Street native and Soprano "Little" Steven Van Zandt (1950), tennis star Billie Jean King (1943), Monty Python alum Terry Gilliam (1940), actor Robert Vaughn (1932), actress Geraldine Page (1924), and the comedian who got the least amount of respect, Rodney Dangerfield (1921; d. 2004).
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 22

November 22nd, 2005 3:00am EST
Scarlett Johansson
Happy Birthday to The Island's Scarlett Johansson (1984), Canadian figure skater David Pelletier (1974), actor Mark Ruffalo (1967), German tennis champ Boris Becker (1967), actress Mariel Hemingway (1961), actress Jamie Lee Curtis (1958), Talking Head Tina Weymouth (1950), E Street native and Soprano "Little" Steven Van Zandt (1950), Bob Marley's bass man Aston "Familyman" Barrett (1946), tennis star Billie Jean King (1943), Monty Python alum Terry Gilliam (1940), actor Robert Vaughn (1932), actress Geraldine Page (1924), and the comedian who got the least amount of respect, Rodney Dangerfi...
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