Oblivion star Tom Cruise has reportedly dropped out of Guy Ritchie's Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The 50-year-old actor will no longer take part in the big screen adaptation of the 1960s' secret agent TV series as he wants to dedicate more time to producing and featuring in Mission: Impossible 5, according to Deadline.

Cruise was rumoured to be playing spy Napoleon Solo alongside Arnie Hammer as Soviet agent Illya Kuryakin on behalf of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.).

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol earned $700 million worldwide.