We saw the first clip from Anton Corbijn’s John Le Carré adaptation, A Most Wanted Man, back in January. Here comes the full trailer for the film, which has a long shadow cast over it by the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. From the looks of it, however, this will be a fine addition to his acting legacy.
A Most Wanted Man finds Hoffman playing rogue German counter-terrorism expert Gunter Bachmann. He’s trying to track down half-Chechen, half-Russian immigrant Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), who may or may not be part a militant jihadist group in post-9/11 Hamburg.
Issa has access to a very private bank account containing a legacy of dubious origin and it's not long before British, German and American intelligence agencies are paying close attention. To try to find his man, Gunter kidnaps and interrogates human rights lawyer Annabel Richter (Rachel McAdams), and things just get more complicated from there.
The film boasts a frankly fantastic cast that includes Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright, Nina Hoss, Franz Hartwig, Kostja Ullman, Rainer Bock, Charlotte Schwab, Max Volkert Martens, Martin Wuttke and Turkish actress Derya Alabora. Frustratingly, while it has a limited release date of July 25 for the States, A Most Wanted Man is still only listed as “2014” over here.