In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, two films that had very, very long journeys to the big screen.

The Man From UNCLE (2015) was months away from starring Tom Cruise, and at one stage Steven Soderbergh was about to start filming too. But the project went through lots of changes.

Phone Booth (2002) kept its original writer for over 30 years, and lots of star names nearly took the lead. Directors from Alfred Hitchcock to Michael Bay were interested!

Stories of both are told in this episode.

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