We’ve been excited for A Most Wanted Man since we reported that Philip Seymour Hoffman was in negotiations. Over a year has passed since our original report, and now a trailer has dropped for A Most Wanted Man. In addition to Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, and Willem Dafoe also star alongside the actor.
Rumored to have first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, the footage is a moody tone for what’s expected to be an intense story. Although there’s no domestic date set for a theatrical release, or a distributor, no one can deny the talents of the ensemble film. Combine that with the fact that Control’s Anton Corbijn is directing this one, and we have a pretty promising outlook for the thriller.
A Most Wanted Man is an adaptation from the John LeCarre novel and tells the story of a tortured half-Russian, half Chechen immigrant who shows up in Hamburg’s Islamic community due to his father’s unfortunate fortune. On the other side of the story is German and US security agencies that take interest in the man, and slowly but surely both agencies try to unwrap just who this man is. The question still remains: Is he a victim in the wrong place at the wrong time, or is he a force to be reckoned with?
According to a source, the film was granted $1.3 million dollars in production costs from the city’s regional film board and a German promotion in Hamburg. The city is also the primary shooting location as obvious from the accents of the actors. Malte Grunert, who recently launched Hamburg- and Berlin-based Amusement Park Films is a producer of the film.
For Rachel McAdams, this is a welcome turn for the actress who has been focusing on romcoms for the last few years. As for Philip Seymour Hoffman, we’ll be getting a blockbuster look at him in the new Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire.