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

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Sep 16, 2011 | 7:11am EDT

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.

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Source: Indiewire

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