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John le Carre is sort of the thinking man’s John Grisham, and is a master at crafting tense but understated thrillers which engage his audience, provided they pay attention. Anton Corbijn has successfully translated this to the screen in “A Most Wanted Man” – though unfortunately it’s not quite on the level of Thomas Alfredson’s “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” the last le Carre adaptation to hit the big screen. “A Most Wanted Man” works better as a character study than a political thriller, and its highlight is by far itsRead More
A Most Wanted Man
Rachel McAdams, Grigoriy Dobrygin and Daniel Bruhl share a screen that is dominated by the presence of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman as seen in the first trailer for Anton Corbijn‘s “A Most Wanted Man.” Based on the 2008 best-seller by John Le Carre, “A Most Wanted Man” follows a Chechen-Russian immigrant named Issa Karpov (Dobrygin) who becomes a person of interest by both German and U.S. security after he moves into Hamburg’s Islamic community and makes a claim for his late military officer father’s account in a private GermanRead More
Anton Corbijn‘s Sundance offering “A Most Wanted Man” takes on the spy-thriller genre with Phillip Seymour-Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Grigoriy Dobrygin, and Willem Dafoe leading the star-studded cast. Based on “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy” author John le Carre‘s novel of the same name, “A Most Wanted Man” centers around the pursuit of a possible terrorist in Hamburg, Germany. When illegal immigrant Issa Karpov (Dobrygin) is suspected of possible terrorist motives, German intelligence operative Gunter Bachmann (Seymour-Hoffman) leads a team to track him down using legally questionable means. It premieredRead More
The Sundance Film Festival is easily one of our favorite times of the year, and this is even before any of us have had the chance to attend for ourselves yet. But it’s exciting from afar for two reasons: It breathes some fresh air into an Oscar season that’s already plenty stale by the end of January, and it gives us a preview of what the upcoming year’s film slate looks like. It doesn’t hurt that every year we are always introduced to some fresh talent who will inevitably endRead More
The Sundance Film Festival today announced their out-of-competition Premieres lineup, generally made up of the most high profile and star-studded new films to be screening for the first time in Utah. Among the highlights are “I Origins,” the latest from Brit Marling (is it really Sundance if Marling isn’t there?), Shailene Woodley’s follow-up to last year’s award-winning “The Spectacular Now,” Gregg Araki’s “White Bird in a Blizzard,” and Anna Kendrick in her third Sundance film this year, thriller “The Voices” with Ryan Reynolds (Kendrick also has Joe Swanberg’s “Happy Christmas”Read More
In what I’m sensing to be a “Devil’s Knot”-type approach to the Amanda Knox murder trial, Daniel Bruhl is the first actor to officially join “The Face of an Angel,” Michael Winterbottom’s adaptation of nonfiction book “Angel Face: Sex, Murder and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox.” Collider got the scoop from Bruhl himself today at the Toronto Internationl Film Festival, where he is wowing audiences in “The Fifth Estate” and “Rush.” Colin Firth had previously been attached to the film but Collider seems to believe Bruhl has now takenRead More
Though he had been in negotiations for Bill Condon’s Wikileaks origin tale, James McAvoy won’t be able to play Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange’s right hand man after all. He’s set to play Charles Xavier in Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” early next year, just as Condon’s film begins shooting. Instead, THR reports, German actor Daniel Bruhl is now finalizing a deal to play Daniel Domscheit-Berg. The Dreamworks film is taking its source material from Domscheit-Berg’s “Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most DangerousRead More
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 theRead More