Ryan Gosling, Alexander Skarsgard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt for ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’?

Odds are, you have a serious thing for either Ryan Gosling, Alexander Skarsgard or Joseph Gordon-Levitt (depending on your type). Well, all three teams can get on the bandwagon of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.‘s casting wishlist: the three ascending stars are being reached for starring roles in the developing Steven Soderbergh film

The good(er) news is, we might get at least a two-fer. Fans of the television series know that The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has two main characters: an American agent named Napoleon Solo (which, by the way, is what I’m calling my son), and his Russian partner Illya Kuryakin. Gosling is a pretty sure fit for the American character… that is, if his dreams of becoming a father don’t get in the way of his dreams of being an U.N.C.L.E..

Although Skarsgard is Swedish, not Russian, Hollywood has a habit of melding “foreign” into one big, all-encompassing category. Thus, we have a fair shot at seeing the True Blood star in the Russian role.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, while the man, might not be exactly the Napoleon Solo type. The character in the original series was a laid back, always-in-control, James Bond type (libido included). JGL has a tense sensibility to him, which has served him well in his roles so far (and will do so again in the only-two-weeks-left-til-release 50/50). However, there are other roles (perhaps a villain?) that might be better suited for JoGoLe (it’ll catch on).

So be you a Goslinger, a Skarsgardian or a Gordon-Levite, there is no reason to give up hope. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. might be a three-way win.


Source: Indiewire

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.