George Clooney and director Steven Soderbergh have teamed together on umpteen films, including the 'Ocean's Eleven' series, 'Out of Sight' and 'Solaris,' but you won't see Clooney in Soderbergh's next film.
Deadline is reporting that Clooney has dropped out of Soderbergh's adaptation of 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,' but no one seems to know why.
Clooney is also absent from Soderbergh's latest, the killer virus thriller 'Contagion,' which opens September 9. (Don't worry, Matt Damon is on hand to keep some Soderberghian continuity among the all-star cast.)
'U.N.C.L.E.'s screenwriter Scott Z. Burns, meanwhile, told CinemaBlend, "The script is done and [they'll] start casting soon," with an eye towards a spring start date.