Lionsgate has released the first clip from Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man.
The film is a study of Gunter Bachmann, a man who runs a secret anti-terrorism team seeking to develop sources within the Islamic community that will lead them to higher-profile suspects.
The late and deeply missed Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as the lead, with support from Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Daniel Brühl and Willem Dafoe. Corbijn’s last two films Control and The American were extraordinary example of filmmaking skill so we’ll be front of the line for this.
A Most Wanted Man is out in Ireland on September 12th.
Hamburg, Germany: 2012. A mysterious, tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run (Grigoriy Dobrygin) arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about this young man seems to add up; is he a victim or a thief or, worse still, an extremist intent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue are a banker (Dafoe) and a young female lawyer (McAdams) who is determined to defend the defenseless. All the while, they are being watched by the brilliant, roguish chief of a covert German spy unit (Hoffman), who fights to put the pieces together as the clock ticks. In an adrenaline laced and heart-rending escalation of tension and collision, it’s not long before he becomes everyone’s most wanted man. A Most Wanted Man, a cerebral tale of intrigue in the vein of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, is also contemporary and deeply human, touching themes in love, rivalry and politics we live with every day.