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Out of all the movies I had high hopes for in 2011, Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was easily one of my biggest disappointments. I desperately wanted to like the film, but found it so completely dry and inert that I simply could not get invested in it. Even now as I think about it, I feel like it was more my fault than the movie's fault and I want to give it another chance. However, in the meantime, it appears that we may again see Gary Oldman return to his Oscar-nominated role as George Smiley in the near future. A sequel to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is reportedly in development and will likely draw from another John le Carre novel featuring the character. The good folks over at Collider recently had a chance to speak with producer Eric Fellner during a press day for Les Miserables. Here's what »
Posters for The Grandmasters, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Les Miserables, Stoker, Hammer of the Gods Zero Dark Thirty and The Baytown Outlaws.
Set photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin shooting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. There's also Willem Dafoe and Philip Seymour Hoffman on the set of Anton Corbijn's A Most Wanted Man, Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges doing reshoots on R.I.P.D., and Tom Cruise shooting All You Need Is Kill.
"New Blu-ray release dates include 'Pitch Perfect' on December 18th, 'Dredd' on January 8th, 'Won't Back Down' and 'The Intouchables' on January 15th, 'Seven Psychopaths' on January 29th, 'Alex Cross' on February 5th, »
- Garth Franklin
Looks like footage from Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn's John Le Carre adaptation "A Most Wanted Man" will be screened in the market at Berlin in February or Cannes in May. Talks are reportedly under way with Focus Features, which released Corbijn's last movie, the international thriller "The American." "A Most Wanted Man" stars Willem Dafoe, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Daniel Bruhl. Ink Factory Films told The Film Stage that "A Most Wanted Man" wrapped on November 20 and is planning a fall 2013 release from Focus Features, but did not comment on festival plans. Focus has not yet confirmed the acquisition. Australian writer Andrew Bovell ("Lantana") adapted the Carré novel about a Hamburg terrorist cell's role in the 9/11 attacks. »
- Anne Thompson
17 October 2012 1:41 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Cologne, Germany - Willem Dafoe is reteaming with Lars Von Trier for Nymphomaniac, marking the third film the Oscar-nominated actor has made with the controversial Danish director. Dafoe co-stared with Charlotte Gainsbourg in von Trier's Antichrist (2009) and was part of the acting ensemble in the director's Manderlay (2005). Dafoe, currently in Hamburg shooting Anton Corbijn's John Le Carre drama A Most Wanted Man, will shift to Cologne to play a supporting role in Nymphomaniac, von Trier's two-part erotic epic. Another von Trier veteran, German actor Udo Kier, has also joined Nymphomaniac's all-star cast. Kier has appeared
- Scott Roxborough
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Principal photography has commenced on the star-studded film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer-prize winning play August: Osage County. Directed by John Wells (The Company Men), the domestic drama focuses on the Weston family who reunite after their alcoholic patriarch mysteriously disappears. Meryl Street plays the explosive, pill-popping matriarch Violet, taking over from Tony-award winner Deanna Dugan in the play’s Broadway run. August: Osage County also stars Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich), Juliette Lewis (Hick), Ewan McGregor (Beginners), Benedict Cumberbatch (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Chris Cooper (Lone Star), Dermot Mulroney (Zodiac), Sam Shepard (Killing Them Softly), Margo Martindale (Scalene), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Misty Upham (Frozen River). Harvey Weinstein is producing alongside Jean Doumanian »
- Byron Camacho
Production has begun on "The American" director Anton Corbjin's adaptation of John le Carre's "A Most Wanted Man".
Miller will portray the only real friend to Statham's character, who helps keep him and his daughter safe in the volatile surroundings. James Franco, Frank Grillo and Winona Ryder also star. [Source: Variety]
The Zero Theroem
The story follows a reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst works on a »
- Garth Franklin
1.) When Rupert Wyatt bowed out of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes last week, I knew it wouldn't be long before a list of potential replacement directors leaked out -- especially since Fox's strict timetable leading up to a May 2014 release was what scared Wyatt off in the first place. Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) is reportedly on the top of a list that also includes J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter), Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage) and Guillermo del Toro. That's quite the interesting list of both big names and emerging talents. Coupled with this news was a report that Reeves had given up on the Twilight Zone project he'd been attached to for almost a year, citing "scheduling conflicts." Smells fishy, right? Warner Bros. has placed an "open director assignment" on The Twilight Zone, so we'll have to wait »
- Kevin Blumeyer
As filming starts in Hamburg on Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man, it has been confirmed that both Daniel Bruhl and Willem Dafoe have joined the cast alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright and Rachel McAdams.
The thriller, based upon the John LeCarre novel of the same name kicks off when a “half-Chechen, half-Russian, tortured half-to-death immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill gotten fortune, and both German and Us security agencies take 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?”
While this plot summary, taken from a press release, may sound as dry as Ghandi’s flip flop, in the hands of Corbijn it could be an enticing feature. After all, he did manage to make a two »
- Gem Seddon
Rumoured for a while but only just officially confirmed, Daniel Brühl has joined the already impressive cast of the John Le Carré adaptation A Most Wanted Man. Anton Corbijn (Control, The American), as you'll know by now, is directing.The story follows Issa, a refugee lately escaped from a Turkish prison and on the run from the Swedish authorities, who claims to be Chechen, but, rather mysteriously, doesn't speak the language. Arriving in Hamburg, he reveals he has the means to access a very private bank account containing a legacy of dubious origin. It's not long before British, German and American intelligence agencies are paying close attention.Brühl's character is unclear, since the most-wanted role of Issa belongs to Grigoriy Dobrygin (How I Ended This Summer). Philip Seymour Hoffman is aboard the film as German spook Gunther Bachmann; Robin Wright is playing CIA wonk Martha Sulllivan; Rachel McAdams is Annabel Richter, »
Anton Corbijn‘s project A Most Wanted Man, remember that one? I’m sure you do. I mean, who could say no to this movie cast? We already have Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe all on board for this action thriller, and according to the latest reports, Daniel Bruhl is about to join them as well!
A Most Wanted Man is an adaptation of John le Carré’s bestselling novel of the same name, described as a cerebral tale of intrigue that is both contemporary and deeply human, touching on love, rivalry, politics and the world we live in.
When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, tortured half-to-death immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill gotten fortune, both German and Us security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on »
- Jeanne Standal
Even with only two feature films under his belt, photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn has become a director with a distinct voice. His debut "Control" was a startling look at the life of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, while his followup "The American" placed George Clooney in a pretty nifty anti-thriller that favored mood over action. And so we couldn't be more excited about this next, the John Le Carré adaptation of "A Most Wanted Man." And with production now starting, a few more names an official synopsis have been revealed for the picture. "Inglourious Basterds," "The Edukators," "Goodbye Lenin!" and "The Bourne Ultimatum" star Daniel Brühl (who was rumored over a month ago) has joined Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe in the film, with Franz Hartwig, Kostja Ullman, Rainer Bock, Charlotte Schwab, Max Volkert Martens and Martin Wuttke rounding »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Anton Corbijn's adaptation of the John le Carre thriller, "A Most Wanted Man," began principal photography this week in Hamburg. The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright. Corbijn ("The American") directs the film, which Australian writer Andrew Bovell ("Lantana") adapted for the screen. "A Most Wanted Man" tells a gripping story of a half-Chechen, half-Russian immigrant who emerges in Hamburg's Islamic community, aiming to find his father's illegitimately-gained fortune. When German and Us security agencies seek to deter his efforts, questions about the morality of the man's intentions loom as tensions reach a boiling point. The adaptation of this novel marks the ninth of John Le Carre's 23 books to reach the screen. Others include "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "The Constant Gardener," "The Russia House" and "The Spy »
- Maggie Lange
Principal photography has begun on Anton Corbijn's adaptation of John le Carre's A Most Wanted Man. The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as a near-dead half-Chechen, half Russian man on the run in Hamburg's Islamic community, and looking to recover his father's ill-gotten fortune, which attracts the attention of German and U.S. security agencies. We previously reported that Rachel McAdams and Robin Wright were on board, and the press release has announced that Willem Dafoe is attached as well. The press release also lists the German actors co-starring in the production. Among them is rising star Daniel Brühl, who is starring opposite Chris Hemsworth in Ron Howard's upcoming Formula One racing drama, Rush. Hit the jump for the press release. Here's the press release: Principal photography begins on A Most Wanted Man Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright star in Anton Corbijn’s »
- Matt Goldberg
For an A-list ingenue who strides red carpets around the world, Rachel McAdams still expresses down-to-earth delight and wonder in her profession, who she works with, and where she films.
While chatting to EW during the Toronto International Film Festival, the actress said she was downright excited about shooting her upcoming thriller A Most Wanted Man soon in Hamburg, Germany. Directed by Anton Corbijn (The American), and costarring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Willem Defore, the movie is based on John le Carre’s 2008 novel about a Chechen former prisoner who arrives illegally in Germany.
McAdams, who plays German civil rights lawyer Annabel Richter, »
- Solvej Schou
Heaps of new photos from "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" here and here.
"Some recent film rescheduling includes the wedding comedy 'The Big Wedding' delayed six months to April 26th 2013, the magician heist film 'Now You See Me' delayed three months to June 7th 2013, Arnie and Sly-starrer 'The Tomb' set for a September 27th 2013 release, and the Hangover but with old guys comedy 'Last Vegas' set for December 20th 2013…" (full details)
"Rosario Dawson has now confirmed she's returning as Gail in 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' - 'It's in! It's happening! Can't tell you nothing' she said…" (full details)
"Universal Pictures have confirmed that they will »
- Garth Franklin
Philip Seymour Hoffman is riding high off of the publicity of his central role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, and as the saying goes, strike while the iron is hot. Thus, we are now getting word out of Deadline that Hoffman has signed on to star in A Most Wanted Man, the new film by director Anton Corbijn (Control, The American).
A modern day political thriller, A Most Wanted Man concerns “a mysterious half-Chechen, half-Russian man, brutally scarred from torture, [who] surfaces in the city’s Islamic community” while looking for help in salvaging his deceased father’s fortune. Of course, nothing about this man is as it seems, and his true motives and his mysterious origins are anyone’s guess. Along the way, he is joined by “a conflicted British private banker and a young female lawyer fiercely determined to protect the rights of persecuted émigrés.”Hoffman will be playing a “brilliant, »
- Brian Roan
Back in February it was reported that there was a new adaptation of a John le Carré novel being developed, and that it was looking to put Philip Seymour Hoffman in a leading role. It all sounded very exciting, but Hoffman’s involvement wasn’t official. Well, some time has passed since then, details on the project are starting to solidify, and the crew has even started to put together a cast of familiar faces to join Hoffman in supporting roles. But first, let’s recap exactly what this project is. A Most Wanted Man is a story about a half-Russian, half-Czech immigrant who comes to Germany—scarred and starved—looking for his father’s lost fortune. His past is mysterious, his motives are suspect, and eventually his pursuits get the attentions of a British banker and a young female lawyer, who both try to help them in their own way, and »
- Nathan Adams
Demarest Films has signed on to co-finance and co-produce Anton Corbijn's "A Most Wanted Man," which will star Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams and Robin Wright, the company announced Thursday. Andrew Bovell is writing the film, which is based on the spy novel of the same name by John le Carré. Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood of Potboiler Productions are producing alongside Stephen and Simon Cornwell from Ink Factory. FilmNation Entertainment is handling domestic and international sales at the Toronto International Film Festival this week. "A Most Wanted Man" takes place in present-day Hamburg. »
- Liza Foreman
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright will star in A Most Wanted Man, a spy thriller directed by Anton Corbijn. The film will be co-financed and co-produced by Demarest Films’ Sam Englebardt, Michael Lambert and William D. Johnson, will co-finance and co-produce the modern-day spy thriller. The screenplay for A Most Wanted Man was written by Andrew Bovell (Edge of Darkness, Lantana), based on the best-selling novel by John le Carré. Producers on the Picture are Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood under their Potboiler Productions banner and Stephen and Simon Cornwell from Ink Factory. William D. Johnson and Sam Englebardt will executive produce alongside Tessa Ross of Film4 and John le Carré. FilmNation Entertainment is handling domestic and international sales. A Most Wanted Man takes place in present-day Hamburg, Germany. A mysterious half-Chechen, half-Russian man, brutally scarred from torture, surfaces in the city’s Islamic community, »
- MIKE FLEMING
6 September 2012 8:51 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Toronto -- New financing and production venture Demarest Films has come aboard to co-finance and co-produce Anton Corbijn's espionage saga A Most Wanted Man, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright. Demarest was launched in April by Sam Englebardt, Michael Lambert and William D. Johnson. The company's slate also includes Neil Jordan's mother-daughter vampire film Byzantium, which is premiering here at the Toronto Film Festival. Byzantium stars Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton.
A Most Wanted Man is based on John le Carre's acclaimed novel
- Pamela McClintock
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