Bradley Cooper close to 'U.N.C.L.E.'
By Adnan Tezer Oct 24, 2011, 18:38 GMT
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Bradley Cooper has been offered the lead in Warner Bros.' long gestating big-screen adaptation of the 1960s TV series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."
According to Variety, Steven Soderbergh is directing from a Scott Z. Burns script.
David Dobkin will produce along with John Davis.
Warners has been working on a big-screen adaptation of "U.N.C.L.E." since the 1990s.
"U.N.C.L.E." aired 105 episodes on NBC from 1964-68, during the Cold War era that saw several spy shows on the air. James Bond author Ian Fleming was a contributor to the show's creation.
It follows the exploits of two secret agents, American Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Russian Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum), who work for a fictitious secret international law-enforcement agency called U.N.C.L.E. (the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement).
Cooper would be playing Napoleon Solo.
George Clooney had been the original choice for the role but had to leave the project.
Matt Damon and Johnny Depp also passed on the role.
Cooper is riding high off the recent success of "Limitless" and "The Hangover: Part II."