Robin Wright is in talks to star in the film adaptation of John le Carre’s 2008 political thriller novel “A Most Wanted Man” says Variety.
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 (Philip Seymour Hoffman) must figure out the truth about this new arrival.
Wright replaces the previously cast Rachel McAdams. “The American” helmer Anton Corbijn is directing from a script by Andrew Bovell.
The film follows in the wake of other acclaimed Le Carre adaptations of late including last year’s “Tinker Tailor Solder Spy” and 2005’s “The Constant Gardener”. Film versions of his “The Night Manager” and “Our Kind of Traitor” are also in development.