The Plot Thickens in the Second International Trailer for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Posted 08.05.11 by Ryan
The first trailer for the upcoming espionage thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy debuted early last month, and a second international trailer has followed a month later, courtesy of the UK's MSN. While it may seem a bit early to release monthly trailers for a movie that won't reach U.S. shores until November, the movie opens in September overseas.
Based on the 1974 novel by John le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy offers Gary Oldman the role of a lifetime as George Smiley, a semi-retired intelligence agent who is asked to return to service to uncover the Soviet double agent that has inserted himself within the upper ranks of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS). The second trailer includes most of the first trailer as well as some added footage. While the new footage doesn't reveal the movie's mystery, it does an even more impressive job of making it appear that Oldman has landed in some serious trouble.
Directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In), in his English-language debut, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy co-stars a literal "who's who" of British actors including Tom Hardy (Inception, the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises), Mark Strong (Green Lantern, Robin Hood), John Hurt (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock Holmes and the upcoming Hobbit movies), Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger) and recent Oscar-winner Colin Firth (The King's Speech). The movie was adapted by Peter Straughan (The Debt) and Bridget O'Connor (Sixty Six).