Mark Strong To Star In The Adaptation Of John Le Carré's Novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Strong set to join an increasingly impressive cast
Monday, September 20th 2010 | 14:46:08
The cast for the adaptation of John Le Carré's novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy seems to become more impressive by the day. Already attached are Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Ciarán Hinds, Benedict Cumberbatch and now it has been announced that Mark Strong will also be starring.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, producer Tim Bevan confirmed that the film would not be updated and still be set in the 70's, focusing on the Cold War, and that Le Carré is keen for them to change as little as possible and wishes screenwriters Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan to remain faithful to his novel. The story will revolve around Oldman playing a retired British spy who is called back to service to investigate a high-ranking official suspected of being a mole.
Filming is due to start soon but it is unknown what role Strong will play or whether he is a replacement for Ralph Fiennes, who was once attached but will no longer be starring.
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