In the wake of his untimely death, every yet-unseen Philip Seymour Hoffman performance is going to be a bittersweet gift. Based on early reviews, A Most Wanted Man lives up to everything we’d come to expect from the formidable talent.
Director Anton Corbijn’s slow-burning, atmospheric spy thriller tells the story of Gunter Bachmann (Hoffman), a German intelligence operative tracking terrorist activities in Hamburg. Based on John le Carré’s intricate 2008 novel, the investigation finds him entangled with a human rights attorney (Rachel McAdams), a banker (Willem Dafoe), and a powerful CIA agent (Robin Wright).
The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and is set to hit theaters on July 25. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Hoffman’s other upcoming films include the John Slattery-directed God’s Pocket (out May 9) and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (out Nov. 21).