Like James Gandolfini’s tragic death, no one expected Phillip Seymour Hoffman a talent that will solely missed, this September we will watch his final film A Most Wanted Man, now watch first tense UK trailer.
Entertainment One have sent us the first trailer which is based on John La Carre‘s seminal 2008 novel A Most Wanted Man and on first impressions if you enjoyed Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, this film should go down well.
Set in modern day Hamburg when a young illegal Chechen immigrant arrives in the city seeking a privately held fortune who draws the attention of German intelligence Agent Gunter Bachmann ( Hoffman). But who is this Chechen man? Is he an innocent man seeking genuine asylum? A thief or a terrorist? Civil rights lawyer (Rachel McAdams) is however determined to prove his innocence and protect his rights Bachmann is on her case out to prove he is the man he’s looking for but what dangers will he unravel?
A Most Wanted Man has created a nice little buzz from it’s early festival previews, a slow burner but what else do you expect from a John La Carre adapted novel? Anton Corbijn looks to have created an absorbing smart film that will make us sadly miss the great talent we knew and love, Phillip Seymour Hoffman who looked to have delivered another fine performance.
Fantastic supporting cast of Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright and Daniel Brühl with A Most Wanted Man arriving in UK cinemas on 5th September.
Present day Hamburg: a tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about him seems to add up; is he a victim, thief or, worse still, an extremist intent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue is a British banker and a young female lawyer, determined to defend the defenceless. All the while, they are being watched by the brilliant, roguish chief of a covert German spy unit, who fights to put the pieces together as the clock ticks.