Anton Corbijn, the director of 2010’s international assassin thriller The American, treads close to territory with the adaptation of A Most Wanted Man by John Le Carre. The bestselling novel concerns the efforts of an ex-prisoner from Chechnya to avoid apprehension by the British and German secret services while residing in Hamburg. Developing the story in screenplay form is writer Andrew Bovell, whose resume includes the Mel Gibson thriller, Edge of Darkness, and the upcoming drama A View from the Bridge.
A Most Wanted Man is being produced by the growing Amusement Park Films, which will also be responsible for another novel adaptation: Stain on the Snow (written by George Simenon), a coming-of-age crime novel. David MacKenzie, whose recent credits include Perfect Sense, a science fiction epidemic story, and the comedy You Instead, will direct.
The two stars will join actor Anthony LaPaglia in the movie version of the 1955 play, according to Variety.
LaPaglia, who is producing the film, reportedly won the approval of Miller after starring in the 1998 Broadway production. He will reprise his role of Eddie in the film, while Farmiga will play his wife Beatrice.
Wasikowska will play their niece Catherine - the role actress Scarlett Johansson claimed for her Broadway debut last January (10) opposite Liev Schreiber as Eddie.
The film, directed by Robert Connolly and penned by Edge of Darkness writer Andrew Bovell, is scheduled to begin shooting in New York and Melbourne, Australia this summer (11).