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Feb 12, 2013
First Look at Philip Seymour Hoffman in le Carre's A Most Wanted Man
The Hollywood Reporter (via Dark Horizons) provides our first glimpse of Philip Seymour Hoffman as German BND spymaster Günther Bachmann in Anton Corbijn's John le Carré adaptation A Most Wanted Man. And that's Rachel McAdams in the foreground, as human rights lawyer Annabel Richter. The trade would seem to confirm that Willem Dafoe will be doing an accent, as it describes his character, Tommy Brue, as "a conflicted British private banker." When Dafoe was cast, I wondered if that meant the character, who was Scottish in the book, was being turned into an American. Filming has wrapped and Corbijn (The American) is currently in post-production on the Hamburg-set thriller. The cast also includes Robin Wright as the bullying CIA honcho Martha Sullivan and Nina Hoss (who was absolutely fantastic in the title role in last year's German spy movie Barbara) as Bachmann's right-hand woman, Erna Frey. This is definitely one of the movies I'm most looking forward to this year. And after that, we've still got at least two more le Carré films on the horizon!
Though I post here under the name Tanner, my real name is Matthew Bradford, and I'm a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. I'm coauthor of the graphic novel Night and Fog and I co-wrote and co-produced the 2014 horror feature Dead Within.