According to Variety, Steven Soderbergh’s spy pic is still looking for a lead to replace George Clooney and Cooper is Soderbergh’s choice. While he is currently working on other projects and has Paradise Lost lined up, he would transition directly to U.N.C.L.E. after wrapping.
Cooper has been given the offer to play the role of Napoleon Solo and work with Soderbergh, it’s likely that he will accept. He’s been recently working on indies, but is known for his roles in the Hangover movies and is set to play Lucifer in the upcoming Paradise Lost.
Soderbergh is set to film this project before beginning on his Liberace biopic for HBO.