Must Watch: International Trailer for Sundance's 'A Most Wanted Man'
by Ethan Anderton
January 3, 2014
"You are looking at me, at us, but we don't exist. Not legally, not officially." After being set for a premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival later this month, Anton Corbijn's adaptation of John Le Carre's thriller A Most Wanted Man is finally being teased with an international trailer. Philip Seymour Hoffman shines as German spy Gunther Bachmann, a suspicious Chechen-Russian immigrant on the run in Hamburg. This looks just as good as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and maybe even more exciting. Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Daniel Bruhl and Willem Dafoe are along for the ride. We'll definitely be catching this one in Park City later this month, so stay tuned to read our review (here) + the trailer (here).
Update! The original trailer has been removed and blocked online. However, the official A Most Wanted Man trailer is now available for viewing. Philip Seymour Hoffman Hunts Spies in A Most Wanted Man.
A Most Wanted Man is directed by Anton Corbijn (The American) and written by Andrew Bovell (Edge of Darkness), based on John Le Carre's novel of the same name. German spy Gunther Bachmann is tracking down Issa, a suspicious Chechen-Russian immigrant. Pressured by his colleagues to capture and interrogate his suspect as a Muslim terrorist, Bachmann instead asks for more time to carefully track Issa’s movements and his relationship with his German immigration lawyer, Annabel Richter. Using his secret contacts and keen skill, Bachmann uncovers a connection between a world-renowned Muslim philanthropist and a terrorist group and devises a brilliant ploy to expose the scheme. The film premieres at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival this month and Lionsgate is expected to release it in theaters sometime this year.