If you are in the UK, mark down the date of Friday, 16 September as the day a potential Oscar winning film premieres. For those in the U.S., clear out Friday, November 18 on your calendar for the same reason.
Starring Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Atonement, Fortysomething), Tom Hardy, Mark Strong and Roger Lloyd Pack (Owen, Vicar of Dibley), Tinker Tailor is the story of semi-retired George Smiley who is forced from that semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within the echelons of MI6.
Have always been a huge fan of the brilliant 1979 Alec Guinness version that was a staple of public television stations throughout the 80’s. This is why I was a bit skeptical early on when we first reported on this after Benedict Cumberbatch had signed on to appear and there were only a few production stills from the filming.
That said, I still couldn’t wait for this to come out. Now that there are “exclusive” trailers making their way to the movie going public, I really, really can’t wait for this. Probably won’t fly to the UK for the 16 September premiere, but if someone wants me to review it, I could probably get away for the weekend. If not, November 18 is marked on my calendar. You?