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Lionsgate Takes Anton Corbijn's Spy Thriller 'A Most Wanted Man,' Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood July 31, 2013 at 12:36PM

Lionsgate has snapped up US rights for spy thriller "A Most Wanted Man," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe. The film is helmed by Anton Corbijn ("The American"), and adapted from the novel by John Le Carre.
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"A Most Wanted Man"
"A Most Wanted Man"

Lionsgate has snapped up US rights for spy thriller "A Most Wanted Man," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe. The film is helmed by Anton Corbijn ("The American"), and adapted from the novel by John Le Carre.

Andrew Bovell penned the script. The story follows a Chechen-Russian immigrant who travels to Hamburg, Germany to collect his late father's fortune, which may have been acquired by dubious means; US and German secret agents, including Hoffman as chief of a spy unit, are put on alert.

No word yet on a stateside release date.

This article is related to: News, Lionsgate, Anton Corbijn, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Willem Dafoe


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.