New Images From Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Things are really heating up for the upcoming adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, the paranoid surveillance thriller from acclaimed author John Le Carre. The film is directed by Tomas Alfredson and stars Gary Oldman in the role of George Smiley, an aged agent who is assigned to uncover a Russian mole.

In addition to the terrific trailer and moody poster, we now get a better look at the film, which does look fantastic. The grainy imagery really accentuates the 70’s period that Alfredson is evoking and it recalls similar 70’s set thrillers such as the James Bond films and All the President’s Men.

The images give a wider look at the eclectic cast assembled to support Oldman, which includes Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, John Hurt, Toby Jones and Tom Hardy. Considering the talent involved, this could be a major awards contender, Oldman’s performance especially has been singled out as a hot tip for Best Actor consideration.

The film will tour the festival circuit in the fall and will receive a late summer release of September 16th in the UK while it will hit US shores on November 18th, priming it ideally for the awards season.

Source: The Daily Mail

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