Tomas Alfredson to Direct Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy


Award-winning Swedish director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In) will helm Working Title’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

The feature adaptation of John Le Carre’s seminal cold war best-seller is being produced by Working Title’s co-chairmen Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and marks their next collaboration with Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen) and will be executive-produced by Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin, John Le Carre and Peter Morgan.

Set in the aftermath of the cold war, the thriller tells the tale of a spy-hunt within the highest echelons of the British Secret Intelligence Service.

A 1970s British television series starred Alec Guinness as George Smiley the retired former British intelligence officer called in to track down the double agent within the spy agency.

Filming will take place in 2010.