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Rachel McAdams has signed on to join Phillip Seymour Hoffman in A Most Wanted Man, director Anton Corbijn‘s adaptation of the 2008 novel by John le Carre.
FilmNation is handling worldwide sales for the film at the Cannes Film Festival.
Andrew Bovell adapted the screenplay, which takes place in present-day Hamburg, Germany, where a mysterious, near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. Hoffman will play chief of a covert German spy unit who works to solve the mystery of the man’s identity. McAdams will play a woman who becomes involved in the international intrigue.
Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood are producing via their Potboiler Productions banner. Also producing are Stephen and Simon Cornwell of Ink Factory and Malte Grunert of Amusement Park Film. Film4’s Tessa Ross will executive produce.
The project begins filming in Hamburg in September. McAdams will first shoot About Time, a romantic comedy from Love Actually filmmaker Richard Curtis. She most recently starred in The Vow, the romantic drama with Channing Tatum that grossed a whopping $183 million worldwide on a budget of only $30 million. McAdams will next appear in Terrence Malick’s untitled latest project opposite Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem and Rachel Weisz.
McAdams is repped by UTA, Magnolia Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein.
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