Sep 10, 2012

Tradecraft: A Most Wanted Man Cast Confirmed

There's been a lot of speculation over the cast of Anton Corbijn's John le Carré adaptation A Most Wanted Man, largely stemming from a pair of Variety stories that implied that newly cast actors were replacing previously cast actors. As I suspected all along, that was definitely not the case. Following an official announcement at the Toronto International Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe are all starring in the film. Dafoe's not replacing Hoffman or McAdams or anyone else; he plays an entirely different part! Presumably that part will be Tommy Brue, who is still described in the trade's synopsis as a "British private banker," but could conceivably have been reimagined as an American. (Or, perhaps, Dafoe will be doing an accent. Hoffman, after all, is playing a German spy.) Demerest Films has come aboard to co-finance the film. I'm glad it's all coming together! I'm always excited for new le Carré adaptations, and this is certainly one of the major upcoming spy movies on my radar right now.

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