June 29, 2017  

George Clooney Backs Out of Steven Soderbergh's 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

August 30, 2011 (2:20 am) GMT
The 'Solaris' actor reportedly withdraws as the lead star of the director's upcoming project, but the reason of his departure is still not clear.
George Clooney Backs Out of Steven Soderbergh's 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

Rumor has it, will not be playing in Steven Soderbergh's "". According to Deadline, the thespian who had worked together with Soderbergh in several hit films, including "", "" and the "Oceans" series, withdraws as the lead actor of the project, but the reason is still unclear.

Although Clooney's departure will leave the lead role vacant, Warner Bros. Pictures are seemingly determined to stay on their schedule to begin production in February 2012. As for the storyline, it will be based on the spy drama film "The Spy With My Face", starring Robert Vaughn and , which was released in 1965.

Aside from the project, Soderbergh is preparing to release his thriller "", which has a number of A-list actors on the line-up, on September 9. He's also been busy working on some projects, including female-centered action "" as well as male stripper drama "".

Despite having some upcoming film projects on his schedule, Soderbergh has planned a retirement from his directorial career. Sharing that he's interested to become a painter, he told The New York Times, "I'm interested in exploring another art form while I have the time and ability to do so. I'll be the first person to say if I can't be any good at it and run out of money I'll be back making another 'Ocean's' movie."

Follow us :

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Watch Spider-Man Make Quite an Entrance at 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Premiere
  2. Swimsuit-Clad Lea Michele Flashes Her Derriere During Hawaiian Getaway
  3. Big Bang's T.O.P Pleads Guilty to Illegal Marijuana Use: 'I Am Sincerely Embarrassed'
  4. Saturn Awards 2017: 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', '10 Cloverfield Lane' Are Big Winners in Film
  5. Saturn Awards 2017: 'Walking Dead', 'Westworld', 'Supergirl' Top TV Winners
  6. Adele Says She May Never Go on Tour Again
  7. Tyra Banks Is Reportedly Readying for Baby No. 2
  8. Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Flaunt Couple Rings Amid Rumors He Cheats on Her With 10 Women