I was so sad to hear about Philip Seymour Hoffman's death a few weeks ago. He was an incredible actor, and one whose work I often admired. He could do anything. He won an Oscar for his dramatic work in Capote, but could make you pee your pants in laughter with his comedic talent as well. This movie appears to be another example of Hoffman's great work. A Most Wanted Man is based on the novel by John le Carré. The author is responsible for other great film adaptations like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Constant Gardener. Watch the trailer below and read my thoughts after.
Yeah, Hoffman is going to be extremely missed. Wow. His presence in this film can be felt from miles away. The cast is wonderful, I'm looking forward to seeing what all these great actors can bring to what looks like a compelling story. The tone is dark and it actually FEELS like an espionage thriller. Though the plot is not clearly stated, the trailer does a nice job of whetting the appetite without giving away the farm. I have not seen Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, but I really enjoyed The Constant Gardener. And just because the three films share the same author doesn't mean it will translate into a good film; but I think it's safe to say the movie will be worth watching, if just to see Hoffman on the big screen one more time.