TheWrap reports that Bradley Cooper has left talks to star as Napoleon Solo in Steven Soderbergh's The Man From UNCLE. Warrior's Joel Edgerton had been offered the role of Russian Agent Illya Kuryakin. It seems like the Solo role is having a lot of trouble finding an actor to fill it. Previously actors like George Clooney, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt had been mentioned as in the mix.
Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alexander Skarsgard and Joel Kinnaman were originally mentioned before either Cooper and Edgerton got involved. Fassbender and Kinnaman have lined up other possible projects with the studio in the meanwhile. I wouldn't be shocked to see Ryan Gosling landing the role since Warner Bros. originally wanted him in the movie. Gosling had been linked for the role of but I could see him better suited for Solo. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is also gathering a massive amount of steam landing roles in The Dark Knight Rises and Django Unchained.