With so many spy movies hitting screens last year it's a little surprising there wasn't a John Le Carre adaptation anywhere to be found. Fortunately, we did get A Most Wanted Man in 2014 and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in 2011, and now later this year Our Kind of Traitor will put its stamp on the genre.
Directed by Susanna White and starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Jeremy Northam, Damian Lewis, and Stellan Skarsgard, Our Kind of Traitor centers on a British couple who get swept up in a dangerous game involving a Russian while on holiday in Marrakech. Here's the synopsis:
While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry (Ewan McGregor) and Gail (Naomie Harris), befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima (Stellan Skarsgård), who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia. When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous journey through Paris and Bern, a safe house in the French Alps, to the murky corners of the City of London and an alliance with the British Government via a ruthless and determined MI6 agent (Damian Lewis).
Our Kind of Traitor opens on July 1st. Check out the trailer and a new clip below.