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Cooper no longer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

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Nov 14, 2011 | 9:15am EST

George Clooney was initially touted to portray Robert Vaughn's iconic spy character Napoleon Solo in the movie adaptation of the cult 1960s TV series, and when he dropped out, Cooper was slated to take his place.

But The Hangover star has now walked away from the project too, leaving Soderbergh to search for a new leading man, according to TheWrap.com.

Warrior star Joel Edgerton will reportedly play Solo's sidekick Illya Kuryakin in the new film. That role was originally played on TV by David McCallum.

The movie had been scheduled to be released next year (12).

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