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Robert Pattinson Loses Role In 'U.N.C.L.E.' : Which A Lister Beat Him?

Fri, October 21, 2011 2:33pm EDT by 29 Comments
Bradley Cooper U.N.C.L.E. told you first in September! Director Steven Soderbergh didn’t cast our favorite, Robert Pattinson, in his ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ remake — and now the role has reportedly gone to Bradley Cooper!

We know everything happens for a reason, but we would have loved to see Robert Pattinson in the spy remake of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. However, according to a new report by Variety, the 25-year-old actor officially lost out on the role to Bradley Cooper!

“Cooper currently has an offer to play Napoleon Solo, and the opportunity to work with Soderbergh is one that Cooper is likely to accept, considering how hard his team at CAA worked to position him for the coveted part,” the story says.

The movie — which is a ’60s period piece set in London — centers around an American and Russian spy that worked with U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement) to battle an organization known as T.H.R.U.S.H (Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity).

Originally, George Clooney was set to star in the movie, but dropped out last summer. As first reported, the director wasn’t sold on working with R-Patz.

“It’s not going to happen for Rob,” a source at Warner Brothers told us exclusively about the rumor, which began last summer. “Steven is interested in working with someone he has worked with before, or someone who is not famous yet, an unknown.”

Do YOU think Bradley will do a better job than Robert Pattinson? Sound off below!