When it comes to being a super spy, there are certain qualities a gentleman must possess. They must look dashing in a suit, smooth talk the ladies and be able to deftly handle both a Walther PPK and a blended martini. But if you want to be a spy at the highest level, there's one more thing you must possess: A great thesaurus.
Yes, we're talking about "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." which, up until right this second, we all thought was going to be George Clooney. But now Clooney is out and according to The Wrap, the star is likely to be one of these suave A-listers instead: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ryan Gosling or Alexander Skarsgard. Very C.O.O.L.
As you can pretty much tell just from the title, "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." is based on a popular 60's spy TV show about two super agents from U.N.C.L.E. (the United Network Command for Law Enforcement) who face off against the deadly terrorist organization known as T.H.R.U.S.H. (Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity). No, we are not making this up.
Since the big screen version is being handled by Steven Soderbergh ("Ocean's Eleven"), though, chances are the film version is going to be less camp and more style. Clooney, who has worked with Soderbergh numerous times, seemed like the perfect fit, but since he has taken a skip, Warner Bros. is looking for a replacement; reportedly, they have a secret list with over 20 names on it, with their top choices being Gordon-Levitt, Gosling and Skarsgard.
So which of these would you like to see in a throwback spy buddy movie? We think they'd all be pretty good, but we have to give the nod to JGL.
After all, he already has the whole acronym thing down pat.