German actor Daniel Bruhl has rounded out the cast of Anton Corbijn’s adaptation of John Le Carre novel “A Most Wanted Man”, joining Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Defoe and Robin Wright, according to The Playlist. Filming is now underway on location in Hamburg.
The spy thriller sees a tortured and near death half-Chechen, half-Russian man who “turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill gotten fortune [with] both German and US security agencies [taking] a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true identity – oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist?”
Although the Spanish-born, Germany-raised actor made his English speaking debut all the way back in 2004 in “Ladies in Lavender”, it was the role of Frederik Zoller, a German war hero in Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 critically and commercially acclaimed “Inglourious Basterds”, that served as Brühl’s introduction to American audiences. He recently wrapped up playing Formula One driver Niki Lauda opposite Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt in Ron Howard’s racing biopic “Rush”, slated for a September 20, 2013 release date.