Rachel McAdams to star in 'A Most Wanted Man'

May 21, 2012, 07:35 IST | PTI

Hollywood superstar Rachel McAdams has signed on to join actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman in the film "A Most Wanted Man".

The adaptation of the John le Carre novel will be directed by Anton Corbijn, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Rachel McAdams. Pic/Santa Banta

Andrew Bovell has adapted the screenplay, which takes place in present-day Germany, where a mysterious, near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run arrives in the city's Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father's ill-gotten fortune.

Hoffman will play chief of a covert German spy unit who works to solve the mystery of the man's identity. McAdams will play a woman who becomes involved in the international intrigue.

The project begins filming in Hamburg in September. McAdams will first shoot "About Time", a romantic comedy from "Love Actually" filmmaker Richard Curtis and she will also be seen in Terrence Malick's untitled latest project opposite Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem and Rachel Weisz.

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