January 23, 2017

Bradley Cooper replacing George Clooney in Soderbergh’s “Man from U.N.C.L.E.”?


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Bradley Cooper appears to be the “Man.”

That would be “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” a spy thriller based on the classic television show that Steve Soderbergh is hoping to convert into a feature film (and possible franchise). Cooper would fill a lead role that, at various points, had been believed to be going to Matt Damon, Johnny Depp or George Clooney.

Variety now links the “Hangover” star to the role of Napoleon Solo. He’d head to Soderbergh’s film after wrapping his work on David O. Russell’s “The Silver Linings Playbook” and Alex Proyas’ “Paradise Lost.”

Busy times for Cooper. I wonder what that means for a third “Hangover,” which has been rumored by might be on the backburner as all of the stars (from Cooper to Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis) entertain plenty of other options.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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