Focus Sets Alfredson's 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' to Open November

June 1, 2011
Source: Variety

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Those who upset at so many remakes might be excited to know that Focus Features has set a release date for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, the latest film from Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson, who broke out big with the original Let the Right One In and is back with this thriller based on a novel. The film will hit wide release on November 18th later this fall, right in the middle of awards. The cast Alfredson has lined up is quite impressive, too. Gary Oldman & Tom Hardy star alongside Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Stephen Graham and Benedict Cumberbatch. A few new photos were recently revealed online as well.

Set in the aftermath of the Cold War, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Amazon), which has been described as a "breathtakingly ordinary" sort of anti-James Bond, tells the tale of a big spy hunt within the highest echelons of the British Secret Intelligence Service. Oldman plays the lead role of George Smiley (once played in the 1979 TV mini-series by Sir Alec Guiness) a small, podgy spy who is charged with unearthing a mole. The film is an adaptation of John Le Carre‘s classic spy thriller that follows a British Intelligence operative whose task is to delve into the world of Cold War espionage. This sounds like it might be a fantastic film with quite a bit of acclaim this awards season, and one to definitely keep an eye on. We'll keep you updated!

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