Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Most Wanted Man, Adapted from John le Carré's Thriller, to be Distributed in US by Lionsgate

Cinemystery: Crime Novels Adapted for Film

Lionsgate has acquired the US distribution rights to the film adaptation of John le Carré's spy thriller A Most Wanted Man, with Anton Corbijn directing a screenplay by Andrew Bovell.

The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, and Willem Dafoe and is centered on a German immigrant, who may be an immigrant (as he claims) or a terrorist, as the authorities suspect. (More about the book, below.)

A Most Wanted Man is scheduled to be in UK theaters November 22nd, 2013; a US released date is to be announced.

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A Most Wanted Man by John le Carré

A Most Wanted Man
John le Carré

A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse around his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa.

Annabel, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, determines to save Issa from deportation. Soon her client's survival becomes more important to her than her own career — or safety. In pursuit of Issa's mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous Tommy Brue, the sixty-year-old scion of Brue Frères, a failing British bank based in Hamburg.

Annabel, Issa and Brue form an unlikely alliance — and a triangle of impossible loves is born. Meanwhile, scenting a sure kill in the "War on Terror," the rival spies of Germany, England and America converge upon the innocents.

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