I thought Tomas Alfredson was the perfect match for a John le Carre adaptation with last year’s finely-tuned, detached Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy, but we may have ourselves an even better option. Following up Control and The American, photographer-turned-director Anton Corbijn is prepping his take on A Most Wanted Man.
With Phillip Seymour Hoffman already set to star as an on-the-run half-Chechnian/half-Russian man arriving in the Islamic part of present day Hamburg, Germany looking to find his late Russian father’s fortune, Variety reports another addition to the cast. Robin Wright (Forrest Gump, Rampart) will take part in the ensemble, which also includes Rachel McAdams.
While I haven’t been impressed with screenwriter Andrew Bovell, who was behind the Mel Gibson thriller Edge of Darkness, dialogue is certainly not he most vital part of Corbijn’s films. Used sparingly, I’ve more marveled at his visual eye and I can’t think of a better fit for this material. Wright marks a fine addition, as she’s recently used to thriller territory in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Production is set for this fall for a likely 2013 release.
Are you happy Corbijn is moving forward on his next feature?
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week associate editor Nick Newman, writerDanny King, and I go over the films of polarizing auteur, Zack Snyder. Then we talk about his newest film, the Superman reboot Man of Steel. Finally, we take a look at the films/TV shows coming to theaters and DVD [...]
Latest posts from Beats Per Minute