Focus Features' 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' Sets Release Date

The British movie, starring Gary Oldman and Colin Firth, will be released in U.S. theaters this fall.

Focus Features will release Tomas Alfredson’s high-profile British film Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy — starring Gary Oldman and Colin Firth — in the U.S. on Nov. 18, 2011.

Tinker Tailor is based on John Le Carre’s Cold War spy novel, and also stars Tom Hardy, Mark Strong and Ciaran Hinds.

Oldman plays protagonist George Smiley, who helps uncover a mole in MI6’s ranks.

Universal and Focus acquired U.S. rights to Tinker Tailor during the Berlin Film Festival from StudioCanal, which fully financed the film and is producing with Working Title. It's been one of the hottest properties at recent film markets, and will be released in the U.K. by StudioCanal subsidiary Optimium.

It’s too early to say whether Tinker Tailor will be an awards contender, but it is certainly coming out at the right time. The movie is more commercial than the usual specialty film, and will be released nationwide, versus in a limited run.

Tinker Tailor is Firth’s first film in theaters since The King’s Speech.

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