A Most Wanted Man is shaping up to be a great epitaph for Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The last Hunger Games movies will be the last films on Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s resume, however A Most Wanted Man will be the last film where he can command a significant portion of the screen, where we can see the great actor in a big complex role. At least that’s what we are hoping for and so far the upcoming movie is certainly shaping up to those high hopes.
The film is an adaptation of the famous spy thriller written by John le Carré. After the impressive Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (directed by Tomas Alfredson) Anton Corbijn is going to have his work cut out to deliver an adaptation that can live up to the heights produced by Alfredson. Still he has assembled an interesting and talented cast that includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe. Plus every thing that we are seeing and hearing is extremely promising. Fingers crossed that this could be as good as it looks.
So, what’s it all about? We’ll tell you in present day Hamburg a tortured and 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. Nothing about him seems to add up; is he a victim, thief or, worse still, an extremist intent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue is a British banker and a young female lawyer, determined to defend the defenceless. All the while, they are being watched by the brilliant, roguish chief of a covert German spy unit, who fights to put the pieces together as the clock ticks.
Here in the UK we will get to see A Most wanted Man on the 12th of September. That’s it for now, we shall leave you with the international trailer: