May 30, 2011

New Images Revealed From Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Remake

The Playlist points the way to the Danish website Movie Pilot, which debuts three new images from Tomas Alfredson's upcoming big screen adaptation of the best spy novel ever, John Le Carré's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Among them is our first look at recent Oscar-winner Colin Firth as the quintessential MI6 operative Bill Haydon, and he looks suitably dapper. There's also our first official look at Tom Hardy as scalp hunter Ricky Tarr (following the unofficial set pictures from last winter) and a new photo of Gary Oldman as spymaster George Smiley. Additionally, the film's official Facebook page has gone live, giving us an expanded look at that first official image of Oldman that we first glimpsed last fall.  Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was previously filmed (quite masterfully) as a BBC miniseries starring the incomparable Alec Guinness.  Penguin is reissuing the novel (along with the other two books comprising the so-called "Karla Trilogy") this June with a striking new cover just in time for the film, which is set to kick off the Venice Film Festival before a UK bow in September and an Oscar-timed American release later in the fall. I'm looking forward to a lot of movies coming out later this year (including Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Johnny English Reborn and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), but this one is far and away the one I'm most excited about!

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