Variety is reporting that “The Hangover” star is circling the reboot of the 60s TV and film spy franchise. He’d play Napoleon Solo, a member of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.) during the Cold War. Cooper would team up with director Steven Soderbergh for the gig.
Check out the rest of today’s casting news after the jump!
Catherine Zeta-Jones Heads To The “Broken City”
Catherine Zeta-Jones is making Allen Hughes’s “Broken City” into her triumphant return to the big screen. EW.com confirmed that she’ll play the wife of the mayor of New York (Russell Crowe) who ends up cheating on him. Mark Wahlberg also stars in the flick. It’s set to start shooting in November.
Carey Mulligan Goes “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Variety is reporting that Carey Mulligan will reteam with her “Drive” costar Oscar Isaac in the upcoming film “Inside Llewyn Davis.” It is the latest film from directors Joel and Ethan Coen, and is based on the life of 60s folk musician Dave van Ronk. Mulligan will play the female lead in the film, though her role is unknown.
Mickey Rourke Out Of “The Expendables 2″
There are going to be many familiar faces in “The Expendables 2,” but there is one that is definitely not returning from the first film. Deadline is reporting that Mickey Rourke is out of the movie, despite reports that he was supposed to have a small role. Rourke appeared in the first movie as the character “Tool.” Allegedly the plot of the second film revolves around Tool’s wife and daughter.
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