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.

HollywoodLife.com 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 HollywoodLife.com 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!

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d.harris

Posted at 4:55 PM on January 3, 2013  

as much as i like rob,bradley is a more mature actor,even to me ,more handsome than rob—i mean look at that body considering his age.he is cool as far as am concerned and with this role ,i think it might not be for rob.rob is not yet an actor that can do any role you put him in,e.g leonado de caprio and co.not yet.

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faiza464

Posted at 11:15 PM on October 23, 2011  

don’t forget to nominate rob and WFE on peoples choice award.please vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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carrie

Posted at 7:02 PM on October 23, 2011  

I guess he “lost” this role just like Ryan Gosling, Alexander Skarsgård, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, George Clooney, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Brad Pitt, Ryan Reynolds, Chris Pine, Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jon Hamm, Russell Crowe and Matt Damon all “lost” the role. Because ALL those names were on the list for this film.

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becca

Posted at 5:35 PM on October 23, 2011  

Anytime there is a new role every site immediately says that Rob is up for the role whether he is or not. Then they all publishing negative articles when the part goes to someone else. Such was the case of Spiderman. Even Andrew Garfield pretty much told a reporter that he was lying about Rob wanting the role of Spidey. Rob was never even up for or pursued the part. Was he even up for U.N.C.L.E. Every site uses Rob’s name to get hits. I like Bradley and personally don’t care who got the part, but all the insults are really childish. Different strokes for different folks people. I personally think George Clooney was better for the part, and that is not meant to be insulting toward Bradley or Rob. Wonder why Bradley got a Razzie for “All about Steve”? Some people would argue with some of you about Bradley’s acting but I peronally think the movie sucked. I also think that Rob is
a fine actor. It is a shame that Twilight will always be held against him because the whole saga sucked.

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Lils

Posted at 3:23 PM on October 27, 2011  

In some films I really like Pattinsson’s acting, he can be convincing. But I still think that this film and this role is not for him.
The Bradley from “Limitless” would be great, though.

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Lils

Posted at 10:07 AM on October 23, 2011  

Bradley Cooper is just right for such a role. He is a really attractive man, very good and mature actor. He is charming as well.
Robert Pattinson is not too young for this part, basically he often looks like he is 40 – unshaved, sloppy and amorphous. In this role he would be just ridiculous.

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WTH

Posted at 4:52 AM on October 22, 2011  

Maybe Rob turned it down and to all the really stupid People on this board who still claim Rob cant act …here read some of the comments Cronenberg ect made…don’t be a sheep..ahh i forgot you are sheeps..follow the garbage…

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faiza464

Posted at 11:18 PM on October 23, 2011  

you said it right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rave

Posted at 1:51 AM on October 22, 2011  

Oh come on people! I’ve had enough of r-patz and Bradley Cooper is awesome! He’s so hot, and a good actor. What else are y’all ever looking for?

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molly

Posted at 1:06 AM on October 22, 2011  

He only ever does period movies because he isnt sexy. He has the charm (as long as he doesnt speak) to play a man from 100 years ago, but he will never be taken into current films. He is an awful actor and all of his films have flopped no matter who you put him next to. He is way to awkward to carry a movie by himself and once Twilight is done, so is he.

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obv

Posted at 9:28 PM on October 21, 2011  

of course robert wouldn’t be considered for this role. Have you seen his acting?

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Olo21

Posted at 10:10 AM on October 23, 2011  

Yes, we have. He is pathetic. They would have been out of their mind if they had given him that job.

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aquarius64

Posted at 8:24 PM on October 21, 2011  

@Don’t care….. ITA. Both guys are too young to play Napoleon Solo. Another remake that will get more revenue from Red Box.

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Don'tCareWhoHeDatesJustGladHeLikesGirls

Posted at 5:23 PM on October 21, 2011  

Rob is too young to play Napoleon Solo, who was played by Robert Vaughan in the original TV series.

Hell, even Bradley Cooper is a stretch. George would have been perfect!

Rob’s taking a much needed rest to regroup and reenergize. I hope he’s getting a little normalcy in his life before the BD insanity begins.

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Veronica

Posted at 5:09 PM on October 21, 2011  

Good! I’m tired of Rob doing period pieces. I want him to work on a comedy or something upbeat! But…if I always got what I wanted then I would be a trillionaire who didn’t have to work! lol! So…guess that means no chance of that happening…. :(

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gina

Posted at 4:04 PM on October 21, 2011  

He will never get any of these big roles, because he can’t act.

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sarah

Posted at 3:47 PM on October 21, 2011  

They wanted an unknown so they went w/ Bradley Cooper. Get your story straight.

This role was written for George, who is fifty, never thought it would be rewritten for someone as young as Rob. If anything Rob would have been considered for the other role, and still might?

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ShaggyB

Posted at 10:52 AM on October 23, 2011  

Even for as young as Pattinson, it won’t be Rob. He is not bright and good enough for such roles.

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Yuk

Posted at 3:22 PM on October 21, 2011  

Nope, Pattinson’s movies choices are very developed. He was never interest in this movie at all.

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Zoe

Posted at 3:43 PM on October 21, 2011  

And a random person who replies on HollywoodLife would know that over reporters who work for Variety and Deadline who have said NOTHING about any future projects for pretty boy? LMAO. Oh his fangirls are hilarious. Your god is falling quick ladies. LOVES IT.

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Vera

Posted at 7:17 PM on October 21, 2011  

Maybe you’re right but I’m going to be his fan forever.
And support him in everything he does, music or acting =)

 
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lol

Posted at 7:36 PM on October 21, 2011  

kinda like you. you obsesse 24/7 over him so much that you go to this board, and the at board to repost what you do here.

 
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Mandy

Posted at 8:51 PM on October 21, 2011  

And your reading comprehension apparently sucks. Variety never mentioned RP being considered for this role–that was all made up by the fine journos at H’wood Life.

 
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V

Posted at 2:50 PM on October 21, 2011  

So actually he never lost it at all, because he was never considered. Nice use of a headline to draw me in though ;)

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stupidfangirls

Posted at 4:59 PM on October 21, 2011  

because a random girl like you would know that… get over yourself. He’s done. He’s not a good actor, and everyone in Hollywood knows it.

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SHUT UP

Posted at 2:48 PM on October 21, 2011  

HE HAS NO INTEREST IN THIS ROLE LOSERS!

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Lucky

Posted at 3:13 PM on October 21, 2011  

RIGHT. Like an actor wouldn’t want to work with an Oscar nominated director like Soderbergh. He seems to have a ton of better prospects lined up…. oh wait.

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Sam

Posted at 3:59 AM on October 23, 2011  

oh give me a break!! shut up people, just shut up, shut up, shut up. Everyone is so rude now!! People cant juse exept things for the way they are. I love Rob, but thats just my opinion. If your just on here to hurt peoples feelings than you need some serious help.

 
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