Busy Cruise Quits “Man From U.N.C.L.E.”

Superstar Tom Cruise.

Innovative director Guy Ritchie.

Rising star Armie Hammer.

Remake of a hokey, black-and-white spy show from the 1960′s… ok, maybe we should have stopped at Armie Hammer.

Despite it being a relic from almost 50 years ago, the big screen adaptation of Man from U.N.C.L.E. had recently garnered quite a buzz around Hollywood. At one point, George Clooney was slated to star and Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh was set to helm. After a change-up from Warner Bros., Ritchie and Cruise were charged with taking on Man…

But now, much to the assured disillusionment of millions of 60-something Man From U.N.C.L.E. fans, Cruise has now joined the ranks of celebrities to leave the film.  Hammer and Ritchie remain signed-on, but the search will now begin for Cruise’s replacement.

The official reason for Cruise’s departure is scheduling conflicts with Mission: Impossible 5but maybe Warner Bros. was just being glib…

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