The first clip from director Anton Corbijn's John le Carré adaptation, A Most Wanted Man
, is now online and viewable in the player below. The scene, dubbed "The Clock is Ticking," features stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rachel McAdams.
Set in present day Hamburg, Germany, A Most Wanted Man
finds a mysterious, tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run. He arrives in the city's Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father's ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about this young man seems to add up; is he a victim or a thief or, worse still, an extremist intent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue is a private British banker and a young female lawyer determined to defend the defenseless. All the while, they are being watched by the brilliant, roguish chief of a covert German spy unit (Hoffman), who fights to put the pieces together as the clock ticks.
Featuring a screenplay by Andrew Bovell, A Most Wanted Man
also stars Robin Wright, Willem Dafoe and Daniel Brühl.