May 18, 2012
Tradecraft: Philip Seymour Hoffman Confirmed For A Most Wanted Man
Deadline confirms today that Philip Seymour Hoffman, first connected to the project in February, has officially signed on for Anton Corbijn's John le Carré adaptation A Most Wanted Man. The trade blog also confirms which role he will be playing, as there was some confusion recently: Hoffman will, as originally reported, be playing maverick German spy boss Günther Bachmann, which is a good role and a good fit. Last week it was reported that Rachel McAdams would be playing activist lawyer Annabel Richter; that leaves the key roles of middle-aged Scottish banker Tommy Brue and young Chechen mystery man Issa still unfilled. Filming is scheduled to commence in Hamburg this fall.