The spy novels of John Le Carre have always been frequent targets for the big screen, but after a lull they experienced a popular resurgence with Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy a few years ago. The film earned three Oscar nominations, and was followed soon after by the suprising success of A Most Wanted Man, which featured one of the final performances by Philip Seymour Hoffman. And now with spy movies more popular than ever, Le Carre's Our Kind of Traitor is next up and has just released its first trailer.
Starring Ewan McGregor, Skyfall and Spectre co-star Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgard, and Damian Lewis, the film centers on a couple vacationing in Morocco who are thrust into the dangerous world of espionage after befriending a Russian money launderer and oligarch seeking to defect. The couple soon find themselves thrust into the dangerous world of global espionage.
Susanna White (Generation Kill) is behind the camera for this one, working from a script by Hossein Amini (Drive), and based on this footage it looks more thrilling than A Most Wanted Man turned out to be. Our Kind of Traitor opens stateside later this year, but will hit the U.K. in May.