Release Date: 2013-00-00
Directors: Anton Corbijn
Film Genre(s): Drama, Suspense, Thriller
SYNOPSISScripted by Andrew Bovell, this is based on John le Carre's 'A Most Wanted Man' when a half-Chechen, half-Russian, tortured half-to-death immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true identity - oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? He is a devout Muslim, who says his name is Issa. Annabel, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, determines to save Issa from deportation, even if the price is her career—and her safety. Searching for clues to his mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous sixty-year-old scion of a failing British bank—and a triangle of impossible loves is born.
- Variety reports that Anton Corbijn will direct this pic. - 2011-06-20
- FilmNation Entertainment annouces that Philip Seymour Hoffman is in final negotiations to topline this film. - 2012-02-08
- Principal photography commenced yesterday in Hamburg on the pic to be produced by Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood for Potboiler, Stephen Cornwell and Simon Cornwell for The Ink Factory, and Malte Grunert for Amusement Park. Helge Sasse for Senator Film Produktion is Co-Producer. Executive Producers are John le Carré, Tessa Ross (Film4), Sam Englebardt and William D Johnson (Demarest). Grigory Dobrygin, Derya Alabora, Nina Hoss, Daniel Brühl, Franz Hartwig, Kostja Ullman, Rainer Bock, Charlotte Schwab, Max Volkert Martens and Martin Wuttke join the cast. - 2012-09-25