Caroline Westbrook

Gordon-Levitt set for Man remake

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Published on September 17, 2011 with No Comments

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt could be in line for his biggest role yet – starring in a big-screen remake of the classic 60s TV series The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The 3rd Rock From the Sun star is among those tipped to join the cast of the film – to be directed by Steven Soderbergh – after a back injury forced original star George Clooney to pull out.

According to reports the studio is now keen to cast ‘a leading man in his 20s’ to play the lead role of Ilya Kuryakin, a Russian secret agent who was played in the original TV show by actor David McCallum. As yet there is no word on who might take on the role of US spy Napoleon Solo, played by Robert Vaughn in the TV series.

If Gordon-Levitt does win the part it will be the latest in a series of interesting roles for the 29-year-old star.

Having sprung to fame as a child star in 3rd Rock From the Sun – in which he played an alien masquerading as human teenager Tommy Solomon – he has gone on to a successful film career, with films include teen movie 10 Things I Hate About You, sci-fi blockbuster Inception and the cult romantic comedy (500) Days Of Summer.

His upcoming roles including playing a cancer patient in the comedy-drama 50/50, as well as a role in the forthcoming Batman blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises.

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