It Is Time to give the man a little gold statuette already.
If you were wondering whether or not Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of John Le Carre’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was being set up for an awards run, you now have your answer. Variety reports that Focus Features has set the spy thriller for November 18th. The story centers on “George Smiley (Gary Oldman), a veteran spy pulled out of semi-retirement to ferret out a Soviet agent in MI6.” Oldman is already receiving early buzz on his performance and he’s bolstered by a strong supporting cast that includes Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Stephen Graham, and Benedict Cumberbatch. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the film premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September, but nothing has been announced on that front.