If there’s one film we’re REALLY looking forward to this year it’s the long-anticipated big screen adaptation John Le Carré’s classic tale of treachery and espionage, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy which hits cinemas on 16th September.
Set in the 1970’s, the film sees Gary Oldman takeS up the mantle of legendary spy George Smiley – immortalised on the small screen by Sir Alec Guinness.
Recently retired, Smiley is doing his best to adjust to a life outside the secret service.
However, when a disgraced agent reappears with information concerning a mole at the heart of the Circus, Smiley is drawn back into the murky field of espionage.
Tasked with investigating which of his trusted former colleagues has chosen to betray him and their country, Smiley narrows his search to four suspects – all experienced, urbane, successful agents – but past histories, rivalries and friendships make it far from easy to pinpoint the man who is eating away at the heart of the British establishment.
The screenplay is by Peter Straughan and Bridget O’Connor and the film, which was shot in London, Budapest and Istanbul is produced by Working Title’s co-chairmen Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and Robyn Slovo.
The executive producers are Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin, Douglas Urbanski, Peter Morgan, Olivier Courson, Ron Halpern and John le Carré.