George Clooney has dropped out of Steven Soderbergh's new movie The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Hollywood star hasn't given any reasons to why he has decided to drop out as of yet but according to eonline.com it is because of long standing injuries sustained during the filming of 2005 movie Syriana. Although the movie won CLOONEY his first ACADEMY AWARD for Best Supporting Actor it came at a price as a violent torture scene was said to have damaged his back and brain and he has been suffering for ever since. "He said he just can't do the action and stunt scenes," said a source speaking to eonline.com, adding "In fact, I think he's planning on having another operation during the time he would have been filming." The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a remake of the classic 1960s TV series starring ROBERT VAUGHAN and DAVID MCCALLUM who work for an international crime fighting agency. The film would have been the latest in a series of collaborations between the actor and director.

Despite the injuries George Clooney has managed to complete several films recently with less vigorously demanding schedules including The Descendents which stars the 50-year-old actor as a land baron who tries to connect with his daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident.