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Hoffman Goes After A Most Wanted Man

February 8, 2012

Philip Seymour Hoffman is in final negotiations to join “The American” director Anton Corbijn‘s new thriller “A Most Wanted Man” says Risky Biz Blog.

Based on author John le Carré‘s 2008 political novel  the story is set in present-day Hamburg, the action begins when a mysterious, near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian fugitive arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune.

The story is loosely based on Murat Kurnaz, a Turkish citizen and legal German resident seized by American authorities and sent to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, in Cuba before being released without charge in 2006.

Andrew Bovell (“Edge of Darkness“) wrote the adapted script

Hoffman will play chief of a covert German spy unit who works to solve the mystery of the man’s identity. 

Gail Egan, Andrea Calderwood, Malte Grunert, and Stephen Cornwall and Simon Cornwell will produce.

Production begins in Hamburg this September.

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