Just a few months after signing on in March, Tom Cruise has bowed out of Warner Bros.' The Man from U.N.C.L.E., to focus his efforts on Mission: Impossible 5.

Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander are still locked in to star in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., with Warner Bros. trying to find a replacement for Tom Cruise very soon, so production can begin this fall. Guy Ritchie is directing this adaptation of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. TV series, which followed two agents from United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.), who try to stop the evil-doers from Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity (T.H.R.U.S.H.).

While Tom Cruise could have likely shot The Man from U.N.C.L.E. before Mission: Impossible 5 starts at the end of this year, the actor is deeply involved in the production as both a star and producer, planning out the death-defying stunts that he performs as IMF agent Ethan Hunt. We reported earlier this month that Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce is working on the script, with Christopher McQuarrie set to direct.

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