Coincidentally after Colin Firth picked up the Academy Award for Best Actor on Sunday night, his upcoming film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy magically got picked up. According to Deadline, Universal Pictures plans on distributing the drama for domestic audiences. Isn’t this a timely decision?
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy co-stars Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong and Ciaran Hinds and is directed by Tomas Alfredson. The film is a Cold War-set thriller that tells the story of a British Intelligence operative whose task is to delve into the world of Cold War espionage and root out a Soviet mole in the Circus, the highest echelon in the British Intelligence Services.
Universal is eyeing a November or December release for the picture, which is in post production. The film is based off the novel written by John Le Carre, which was adapted for the screen by Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan.
Even if Firth wasn’t the Oscar winning catch in this film, we’d still be interested in seeing it. The cast is truly talented and we’ll watch anything that utilizes the understated Gary Oldman. That man is a movie god, and deserves better roles than what he’s been getting.
What do you think of Universal’s decision to pick up this film? Are you interested in seeing it?