Philip Seymour Hoffman stars in first trailer for A Most Wanted Man: watch now

“Every war begins with fear”

The first trailer has arrived online for A Most Wanted Man, Anton Corbijn’s adaptation of the novel by author John le Carré.

The new film follows the smuggling of a half-starved Russian man into Hamburg, who claims to be a devout Muslim, but just happens to be carrying vast amounts of cash about his person.

Rachel McAdams plays a civil rights lawyer determined to protect his rights, but Philip Seymour Hoffman and his German counter-terrorist organisation are also on the case, with less black and white motives in mind…

Take a look at the new trailer, below…

Hoffman looks to be on fine form here, while the German accents on show seem to be pretty solid all across the board. Here’s hoping for another fine le Carré adaptation in the vein of The Constant Gardenerand Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Directed by Corbijn and co-starring Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl and Robin Wright, A Most Wanted Man will premiere at the Sundance festival later this month, with a UK release date yet to be confirmed.

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