First images released from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy


The upcoming adaptation of John Le Carré’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, as directed by Let The Right One In‘s Tomas Alfredson, is a movie I am very much looking forward to. It has an outstanding cast – counting Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy among its numbers – and is based on the masterpiece of one of the all-time great espionage fiction writers.

The character images released over the weekend only add to that excitement. Oldman looks fantastic as George Smiley, the spy hunter brought out of retirement to track down a mole in the British Secret Service, giving him a distinctive and officious look while maintaining just enough of Alec Guiness’ legendary interpretation of the character to recall fond memories.

Check after the jump for a look at Tom Hardy as Ricky Tarr and Colin Firth as Bill Haydon. The movie will be released in September in the UK and has been picked up by Universal for distribution in the US at an unknown date.

[via Indiewire]