Anton Corbijn To Shoot ‘A Most Wanted Man’
The director behind ‘Control’ and ‘The American’ has assembled a stellar cast for his adaptation of John le Carre’s espionage novel.
Funding has come through at Toronto International Film Festival for Anton Corbijn’s spy thriller, A Most Wanted Man, which will star a pretty impressive cast of talent in Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright.
The story’s been lifted from John le Carre’s acclaimed novel of the same name and has actually been adapted for the big screen by Aussie scribe Andrew Bovell, whose credits include Lantana, Blessed and Edge Of Darkness.
Set in present-day Germany, the film tracks a mysterious and desperate man who surfaces in Hamburg’s Islamic community, wanting to recover his late Russian father’s fortune. He soon connects with a conflicted British private banker and a young female lawyer fiercely determined to protect the rights of persecuted immigrants.
All the while, they’re being watched by the brilliant, roguish chief of a covert German spy unit (Hoffman) who fights to put together the pieces as the clock ticks.
Newly established production venture, Demarest Films, has come on board to co-finance and co-finance the film.
Photo credit: Philip Seymour Hoffman at 2012’s TIFF, courtesy of Getty Images/Pascal Le Segretain.