Clooney leaves new project due to health reason

Updated: Sep 01, 2011, 13:25 PM IST

London: Actor George Clooney has dropped out of Steven Soderbergh`s new movie "The Man from U.N.C.L.E" because of health concerns.

According to, the 50-year-old is going through long standing injuries that occurred during the filming of the 2005 movie "Syriana" where he damaged his back and brain while shooting a violent torture scene.

"He said he just can`t do the action and stunt scenes. In fact, I think he`s planning on having another operation during the time he would have been filming," said a source.

"The Man from U.N.C.L.E" is a remake of the classic 1960s TV series with the same name starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum.