Bradley Cooper to be The Man from UNCLE?

October 21st, 2011

Bradley Cooper has been offered the role of Napoleon Solo in 'The Man From UNCLE'.

The 'Hangover' star is now top choice for Steven Soderbergh's adaptation of the classic spy series at Warner Bros. after George Clooney dropped out of the running.

The show ran for 105 episodes between 1964 and 1968 and told the tale of suave Solo, a man who worked for the United Network Command for Law Enforcement (UNCLE) against the Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity (THRUSH).

'The Man from UNCLE' - which originally starred Robert Vaughn - has already sparked a made for TV movie in 1983 and sister series "The Girl From UNCLE'.

Scott Z Burns, who worked with Steven on his currently released 'Contagion', has written the script for the movie, and recently said he was hoping the capture some of the feeling from the original show.

He said: "I think we can do some really cool stuff, shooting those cars and that fashion and that aesthetic with today's cameras and technology".

If he were to sign up, it would not be the first time Bradley had worked on a remake of a classic TV show, he also starred in the 2010 version of 'The A-Team' alongside Liam Neeson, although it performed poorly at the box office.