Oldman and Alfredson to Play Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Gary Oldman and director Tomas Alfredson (“Let the Right One In”) are teaming up for a movie adaptation of John Le Carre’s Cold-War novel “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”, with production set for sometime in September of this year, says The Playlist via Production Weekly. This would make it the second time Le Carre’s novel has been adapted, including a 1979 British mini-series starring Alec Guinness as the lead character, George Smiley.

Oldman would play Smiley, an ex-spy who is secretly recruited back into the spy game when his old British intelligence outfit believes there is a spy among them, and has been for some time. Unfortunately for Smiley, he has to find the spy on his own, without the organization’s resources, and once located, the traitor must be dealt with.

“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’s” cast will also include Colin Firth, Michael Fassbender and David Thewlis, with Alfredson directing from a script by Peter Morgan (“The Queen”).