Tom Cruise may be The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Mar 19, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. ET

The Mission Impossible star may headline a new spy thriller.

Tom Cruise is becoming quite the franchise hog.

The forthcoming film The Man from U.N.C.L.E may become the star's latest action vehicle.

Deadline reports that Cruise is in talks to star in the action flick, which has been in development at Warner Bros. for a number of years.

Guy Ritchie has been attached to direct the project since 2011. Initially, Side Effects helmer Steven Soderbergh was set to direct The Man from U.N.C.L.E while George Clooney was slated to star.

The film is based on the hit 1964 spy-based TV series of the same name and has the potential to spawn a franchise.

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Should Cruise officially sign on to star in The Man from U.N.C.L.E, it would be one of several films that the iconic star has in the pipeline.

The 50-year-old will soon be seen in the sci-fi adventure Oblivion, alongside Morgan Freeman. Next year, he'll appear in All You Need Is Kill, with Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton.

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Cruise is also onboard for Mission Impossible 5, which is set to be released in 2015.

It was announced late last year that Cruise will also headline a reboot of Van Helsing. The story of Bram Stoker's highly recognizable character first came to the screen in 2004 and starred Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale. The supernatural tale failed to secure a large audience but it looks like Universal Pictures is willing to try again.

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