We already wrote about the upcoming spy thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy that has some great cast, and when we say that, we mean: Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennesand Colin Firth are all in one movie!
We also reported that Michael Fassbender will be the part of the project too, but it looks that Inglourious Basterds star has moved on to X-Men: First Class which just started shooting.
So, now, we’re here for a little update that goes like this: Tom Hardy (Layer Cake, RocknRolla, Bronson, Thick as Thieves, Inception), has stepped into Fassbender’s role.
Or, if you prefer more details, Hardy will play tricky Ricky Tarr, a British operative who is the acquaintance of lead character George Smiley.
Gary Oldman is set to play George in a movie that is actually an adaptation of John Le Carre’s seminal cold war best-seller.
Set in the aftermath of the cold war, the thriller tells the tale of a spy-hunt within the highest echelons of the British Secret Intelligence Service:
“The enduring novel by one of the greatest storytellers follows George Smiley, who is a troubled man of infinite compassion, and also a single-mindedly ruthless adversary as a spy. The scene which he enters is a Cold War landscape of moles and lamplighters, scalp-hunters and pavement artists, where men are turned, burned or bought for stock. Smiley’s mission is to catch a Moscow Centre mole burrowed thirty years deep into the Circus itself.”
Tomas Alfredson (original Let the Right One In – Låt den rätte komma in) is in charge for directing this espionage movie, while Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan wrote the screenplay.
The movie also stars Ciaran Hinds, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jared Harris.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy goes into production this month, and is set to hit cinemas in 2012.