Before Michael Bay made it a pre-requisite that every action film be as outrageous as possible, there used to be a fine art in filmmaking known as “spy films.” Sure a few good ones have come in recent years, but as a whole, the craft of subtlety has not exactly been a hit in recent pop culture.
This will (hopefully) change later this year when Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy arrives in theaters. Directed by a man I would honestly bow to, Tomas Alfredson (Let The Right One In), the film stars Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, and Mark Strong in an ultimate game of “guess who.”
Based on John Le Carre‘s Cold War novel, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy follows a retired MI6 agent (Oldman) who is called back to ferret out a Soviet mole hiding among the highest ranks of the MI6.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy opens September 16 in the U.K. and Ireland, and November 18 in the U.S.