I have to say that Anton Corbijn's adaptation of Mr. John le Carré's A Most Wanted Man is one of my most anticipated film of 2014! I have been busy of late, hence (and sadly) my blogging has been somewhat lacking and I would not been running a second competition in such quick succession were it not for my eagerness for all things A Most Wanted Man.
Not only are we going to delve back into the murky world of international intrigue from the mind of master spy writer John le Carré but acclaimed photographer turned music video and film Director Anton Corbijn is in the driving seat. Since Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy's release I have been hankering to revisit George Smiley's world and was overjoyed to hear that Corbijn would be adapting le Carré's contemporary novel - as his 2010 low key thriller The American, starring George Clooney was one of my favourite films of that year. Beautifully shot it captured the day to day complexities of a man at the top of his game that can only makes it through the day by watching his back.
A Most Wanted Man subject matter couldn't be more topical and will hopefully delve into the on the ground cause and effects of faceted political issues with increasing social relevance as only John le Carré can.
If that isn't enough to Anton Corbijn is also bringing a powerhouse of talent to bring his story to life that includes the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final roles, as well as the scene stealing Daniel Brühl (Rush), Robin Wright, Rachel McAdams and the walking legend - Willem Dafoe.
I for one cannot wait for A Most Wanted Man to hit the big screen and I'm very excited to be able to offer Establishing Shot readers the chance to go along to an exclusive screening of A Most Wanted Man this Monday in Central London AS WELL AS what is sure to be a fascinating Q&A session with director Anton Corbijn after the film. Details on how to enter below.
|A Most Wanted Man|
A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.
Andrew Bovell & John le Carré
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Daniel Brühl, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright
Working with the CIA and forming an uneasy alliance with spy Martha Sullivan (Robin Wright), Bachmann must uncover the truth about the man's identity and his possible connections to high level terrorists.
As the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man's true motives – is he an oppressed victim or a militant jihadist bent on destruction?
Based on the novel by the master of the spy genre, John le Carré, A Most Wanted Man is a gripping espionage thriller that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene.
The cast is led by Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master, Capote), Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes, Midnight In Paris), Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire, Platoon) and Robin Wright (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Moneyball).
"Adapted for the screen by Australian writer Andrew Bovell (Lantana), the film is produced by Gail Egan (The Constant Gardener) and Andrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland) for Potboiler, Stephen Cornwell (screenwriter – Unknown) and Simon Cornwell for The Ink Factory, and Malte Grunert (Perfect Sense) for Amusement Park. Helge Sasse for Senator Film Produktion is Co-Producer and Senator Film Verleih will handle the German release. Executive Producers are John le Carré, Tessa Ross (Film4), Sam Englebardt and William D Johnson (Demarest)." - From producers The Ink Factory
The Ink Factory are also working on another anticipated John le Carré adaptation - Our Kind of Traitor, directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown) and adapted by Hossein Amini (Drive, The Two Faces of January).
To be in with a chance of winning a pair (two) of exclusive tickets to this special event taking place from 6.30 for a 7pm start on Monday 8th September in Central(ish) London - all you need to do is email your name, post code, email address and contact telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line - ‘The hunt is on’.
The fine print:
Standard competition rules and common sense apply.
UK Winners will be chosen randomly (by randomly I mean I'll place all entrants names in jumping bean capsules and race them down hill - the beans that get down the hill first want it the most and will be selected as winners).
The judges (meaning my) decision is final. Winners will be chosen and contacted before Monday 8 September.
A Most Wanted Man is in UK cinemas from 12 September 2014.
For more information about A Most Wanted Man head over to their Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/MostWantedManUK or Twitter here: @MostWantedManUK information about John le novel can be found on his site here!
|A Most Wanted Man UK Poster|
Slideshow: A Most Wanted Man
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