Joel Edgerton May Spy For 'U.N.C.L.E.'

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Would you choose to take on Persians in epic battle or engage in international espionage?

That's the choice Joel Edgerton will soon have to make, as the "Great Gatsby" star has not only been offered a role in "300: Battle of Artemisia" but also in Steven Soderbergh's "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," according to Vulture.

"The Man From U.N.C.L.E." is based on the '60s television series that chronicled the adventures of two agents who work for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. Edgerton has been offered the role of Illya Kuryakin, the Russian partner of American agent Napoleon Solo. Illya was played in the series by David McCallum.

News of Edgerton's possible involvement in the film comes hot on the heels of news that Bradley Cooper is being courted for the part of Napoleon Solo, a role that George Clooney had to vacate for health-related reasons.

Whichever project Edgerton chooses (and, to be honest, we hope it's "U.N.C.L.E."), he's got to consider the fact that he could probably use a box office hit after "The Thing" underperformed and "Warrior" (quite inexplicably) didn't perform at all.

Joel Edgerton is currently filming his role as Tom Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" and will soon team up with director Kathryn Bigelow for the project that's currently being referred to as "Kill Bin Laden."