CATEGORIES Movie NewsUPDATE: According to a tweet from The Playlist, Edgerton has been offered the second lead in 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,' that of Iilya.
Poor Joel Edgerton didn't have much luck with his fall twosome of 'Warrior' (unfortunately not seen!) and 'The Thing' (fortunately not seen!), so it goes to reason that he would want to up his profile with some sure things in the near future. And so here we are! Not only is Edgerton co-starring in 'The Great Gatsby,' but he's got his pick of two high-profile upcoming projects, according to Vulture: Steven Soderbergh's 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' and the '300' prequel.
Vulture reports that Warner Bros. offered Edgerton the lead role in 'U.N.C.L.E.'
Edgerton hasn't accepted either role, but speculation is that he will grab one. After losing out on the lead in 'The Bourne Legacy' to Jeremy Renner, dude deserves a break.
Follow Moviefone on Twitter
Like Moviefone on Facebook