George Clooney Drops Out of High-Profile Project

Aug 30, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Oscar-winning actor George Clooney has backed out of a big-screen remake of a classic TV series, reports Deadline.com.

The project, Steven Soderbergh’s remake of the 1960s TV spy series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," is still on track for Warner Bros. and the studio anticipates a February 2012 start date.

E! Online reported that old injuries Clooney suffered while filming "Syriana" were to blame for his dropping out of the movie. The report quotes a source on “Man From U.N.C.L.E.” saying: "He said he just can’t do the action and stunt scenes. In fact, I think he’s planning on having another operation during the time he would have been filming."

Clooney reportedly hurt his back on “Syriana,” along with other injuries. He also won an Oscar for his work on the movie.

The original stars of the television show were Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo and David McCallum as Ilya Kuryakin. They were super spies who worked for U.N.C.L.E. — United Network Command for Law and Enforcement.

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