George Clooney recently vacated the role of Napoleon Solo in Warner Bros/Steven Soderbergh’s adaptation of ’60s spy comedy The Man From U.N.C.L.E., but that hasn’t stopped rumours emerging about who will be joining the film in his stead.
The latest names being mentioned are Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Drive‘s Ryan Gosling and Alexander Skarsgard. The latter two are most likely up for the role of Ilya Kuryakin, Solo’s Soviet partner at the United Network Command for Law Enforcement, while Gordon-Levitt is probably being mooted to replace Clooney as Solo. The source for this feat of deduction? Kuryakin was blond in the series, like Skarsgard and Gosling, while Solo had dark hair, like Gordon-Levitt. Yes, I’m a regular Columbo, which is fortunately one classic show apparently not up for a modern adaptation.[via /Film and The Wrap]