In this featurette Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård and Naomie Harris discuss how they adapted John le Carré’s Our Kind of Traitor for the screen.
Released by Studiocanal this May, Our Kind of Traitor is based on the hit John le Carré novel about an ordinary English couple who befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima, who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia.
When Dima (Stellan Skarsgård) asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry (Ewan McGregor) and Gail (Naomie Harris) get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics.
The couple is propelled on a perilous journey through Paris and Bern, a safe house in the French Alps, to the murky corners of the City of London and an alliance with the British Government via a ruthless and determined MI6 agent (Damian Lewis).
From the writer of DRIVE (Hossein Amini) adapting the hit John le Carré novel – the mind behind TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, and directed by acclaimed Susanna White – this taut thriller twists and turns its way around the world with dramatic consequences.
Our Kind of Traitor will be released in UK cinemas 13th May 2016.