Working Title today confirmed the cast for Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of John Le Carre novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, due to shoot at the end of Sept.
Gary Oldman will play lead character George Smiley, with Benedict Cumberbatch, David Dencik, Colin Firth, Stephen Graham, Tom Hardy, Jared Harris, Ciarán Hinds, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Roger Lloyd Pack and Mark Strong, rounding out the cast.
The’ 70s-set spy novel adaptation is written by Peter Straughan and Bridget O’Connor and produced by Working Title’s co-chairmen Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and Robyn Slovo. Executive producers are Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin, Douglas Urbanski, Peter Morgan and John Le Carre.
StudioCanal are funding Tinker, Tailor and will release the film first in the UK through Optimum on Sept 16, 2011, and then in France and Germany through Kinowelt. StudioCanal are handling international sales for the rest of the world.
Filming will take place in London and on location in Budapest and Istanbul.
Bevan said: “Tomas is one of the most gifted directors in the industry and we are really looking forward to working with him on such anexciting project. The timing is right for a big screen version of Le Carre’s classic novel. It’s great for us to have Tomas onboard who has assembled a stellar cast and will bring a unique vision to the material.”