After making his feature debut with the critically acclaimed Control, the biopic of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis, Anton Corbjin delved into the crime-thriller genre with George Clooney starring in The American, and now he’s returning once more with an adaptation of John le Carré’s A Most Wanted Man.
Philip Seymour Hoffman will take the lead, and THR report that Rachel McAdams has officially signed on to star in the female lead of the espionage thriller. The film,
“takes place in present-day Hamburg, Germany, where a mysterious, near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. Hoffman will play chief of a covert German spy unit who works to solve the mystery of the man’s identity. McAdams will play a woman who becomes involved in the international intrigue.”
Le Carré, one of the most well-known British novelists, whose work includes Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Constant Gardner, is of course no stranger to having his work adapted, with The Constant Gardner winning an Oscar and Tinker Tailor nominated for three earlier this year, and it sounds like this is another project to really look forward to.
McAdams recently joined the cast of Richard Curtis’ About Time, which will shoot first in London next month, and then A Most Wanted Man will go into production after that, shooting in Hamburg in September. More as we get it.