Hoffman Is le Carre’s “Most Wanted Man”

Philip Seymour Hoffman is now confirmed to be starring in “The American” filmmaker Anton Corbijn’s adaptation of John le Carre’s recent political thriller “A Most Wanted Man” says Deadline.

The story follows a near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man who arrives in Hamburg’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. As a British private banker and a young female lawyer try to help, the head of a covert German spy unit (Hoffman) must figure out the truth about this new arrival.

Andrew Bovell (“Edge of Darkness”) is adapting the script with most of the film to be shot later this year for a 2013 release.