Previously we’ve seen the first “coded” character poster of Gary Oldman’s George Smiley, but today we have the same styled posters of 4 more essential characters. Quite sophisticated and engaging to say the least…but just what you’d expect to help promote such a high profile master spy adaptation right? Yeah I thought so too. Have a look at them all after the jump and thanks to /Film for the heads up…
From top to bottom we have Colin Firth as Bill Hyadon, Tom Hardy as Ricki Tarr, Mark Strong as Jim Prideaux and Benedict Cumberbatch as Peter Guillam. Click on the image to see the larger image. The film also sports a hugely impressive supporting cast including Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jones, John Hurt, Stephen Graham and many more. Out of the stellar cast (which this time round just might merit Oldman an Oscar nod) I’m most eager to see the turn from Benedict Cumberbatch. If you haven’t seen his brilliant turn in the Masterpiece Mystery you’re missing out as it will make you a huge fan before the first episode is even over.
As far as this being an adaption, I’m about halfway through the John Le Carre novel of TTSS right now and it is a great read, if a bit exhausting. It’s so well crafted and builds rather well. Also before this comes out I plan to watch the TV series of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (starring Alec Guinness) just to get a bit more of the story before this film hits theaters.
For those of you who missed the trailer the first time around, have a look at this international version from Yahoo!
If this does well, we can pretty much assume we’ll get treated to the big screen adaptation of the next two stories in the Karla trilogy. For now we’ll have to wait just a bit longer as Studio Canal will be bringing Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy to theaters this Fall on November 18th 2011. But I’ll put it to you…Whaddya think? Look like a slick and sophisticated spy thriller?