Corbijn To Direct Le Carre’s “Wanted Man”

“The American” filmmaker Anton Corbijn is set to direct a new adaptation of John le Carre’s recent political thriller “A Most Wanted Man” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story follows a Chechian Muslim Issa who illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught up in the international war on terror.

The story is loosely based on Murat Kurnaz, a Turkish citizen and legal German resident seized by American authorities and imprisoned for years in Guantanamo Bay before being released without charge in 2006.

Andrew Bovell (“Edge of Darkness”) will adapt Le Carre’s novel and Corbijn will shoot the bulk of the film in Hamburg this winter.