Tom Cruise could star in Guy Ritchie's 'The Man From UNCLE' film

He's in 'very early talks' to star in the film adaptation of the classic '60s spy show

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Tom Cruise could star in a new big screen version of The Man From UNCLE directed by Guy Ritchie.

According to Deadline, the actor is in "very early talks" to star in the film adaptation of the classic '60s spy series.

The film was originally conceived as vehicle for George Clooney directed by Steven Soderbergh, but the actor dropped out in August 2011 because he was suffering from a recurring back injury and deemed the role too physical. Soderbergh later exited the project too and his seat in the director's chair was taken by Ritchie.

The original The Man From UNCLE TV series starred Robert Vaughan and David McCallum as a pair of secret agents who work for a fictitious international espionage agency called the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement (UNCLE). It ran for 105 episodes between 1964 and 1968.

Meanwhile, Cruise will next be seen in Oblivion, the latest sci-fi flick from Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski. The film, which boasts a score by French electro wizard M83, arrives in cinemas on April 12. Scroll down and click 'play' to watch the trailer.

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