Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth and Gary Oldman set to star in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman and Michael Fassbender have all signed on to star in Tomas Alfredson’s TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY. Alfredson, as you may recall, directed the incredible LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. His latest effort is based on John Le Carre’s novel and is set at the height of the cold war and deals with a spy hunt within British intelligence. The old timers might remember a British TV show of the same name that starred the original Obi Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness).
Despite the useless nuggets of information, I’m not that familiar with the actual story, but I love the cast and I love spy thrillers. We’ve had several attempts lately, but we haven’t really had a good spy thriller come out in a while. I also like the idea of setting this in the late 70’s or early 80’s, where the Russian-USA spy threat was real. Unlike today, where there aren’t any Russian spies in America…oh wait.