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George Clooney Won’t Be In The Man From U.N.C.L.E. After All

George Clooney.

George Clooney is backing out of The Man From U.N.C.L.E, Steven Soderbergh's spin on the sixties TV show. According to E!, Clooney changed his mind because the role is too stunt-intensive for him and his lingering Syriana injuries, but even without Clooney, Soderbergh and Warner Bros. are still going ahead with the movie. Soderbergh's been on an amazing beefcake-casting spree for Magic Mike, so maybe he can just have a few of those muscle-y dudes jump in. Or he and the studio could ... cry uncle. Bah, it was such a terrible line, and yet so irresistible. [Deadline]

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