Hoffman Is “A Most Wanted Man”

Philip Seymour Hoffman is in final negotiations to join “The American” director Anton Corbijn’s new thriller “A Most Wanted Man” for Potboiler Productions, Ink Factory, Amusement Park Film and Film 4 says Risky Biz Blog.

Based on John le Carre’s 2008 novel and set in present-day Hamburg, the story 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.

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

Gail Egan, Andrea Calderwood, Malte Grunert, and Stephen and Simon Cornwell will produce. Shooting begins in Hamburg in September.