The “Bourne” films are nice, and so are the Bond movies, but let’s face it, every now and then you need to cleanse the palate with something like “Let the Right One In” director Tomas Alfredson’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”. Enjoy some adult espionage fare this weekend when the film opens. Until then, check out 30-plus newly released images.
Set in the 1970’s, TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY finds George Smiley (Gary Oldman), a recently retired M16 agent, doing his best to adjust to a life outside the secret service. However, when a disgraced agent reappears with information concerning a mole at the heart of the Circus, Smiley is drawn back into the murky field of espionage. Tasked with investigating which of his trusted former colleagues has chosen to betray him and their country, Smiley narrows his search to four suspects – all experienced, urbane, successful agents – but past histories, rivalries and friendships make it far from easy to pinpoint the man who is eating away at the heart of the British establishment.
Starring Gary Oldman, Kathy Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Ciarán Hinds, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Konstantin Khabensky, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Roger Lloyd Pack, and Mark Strong.
The spies come out of the cold in limited release December 9, 2011.
Four of the new images below. See the rest in our “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” preview page.