fb.indiewire.com Breaking news: after a long-drawn-out casting back and forth between Warner Bros. and Steven Soderbergh, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker has decided to opt out and will not be directing "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," a project he and writer Scott Z. Burns have been developing since early 2010. Soderbergh was in meetings with WB brass this evening in Los Angeles and could not come to an agreement over casting and budgets and decided to part ways on the project.
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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Synopsis and Credits

Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on CIA agent Solo (Cavill) and KGB agent Kuryakin (Hammer). Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.

"The Man From U.N.C.L.E." stars Alicia Vikander, Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Debicki, Henry Cavill, Hugh Grant, Jared Harris, and Luca Calvani.

Directed by Guy Ritchie.
Written by Scott Z. Burns.
Production company/distributor: Warner Bros..

Release Date: August 14, 2015

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