Variety published an article last night – you can read it after the jump – that reported that Robin Wright is in talks to join the cast of “A Most Wanted Man“. IndieWire followed with an article that stated that Wright replaced Rachel in the movie which was not mentioned in the Variety article. But it seems like the writer of the original article confirmed Rachel’s replacement via his official twitter account.
Various other media outlets, including Collider, Entertainment Weekly and Film Stage, are reporting that Wright is in talks to join Rachel and Philip Seymour Hoffman. So there seems to be confusion about if Wright will join or replace Rachel in the movie.
Update: I can confirm that Wright is in talks for a different role then Rachel. This means Rachel will not be replaced by Wright if she gets cast. Rachel co-starred with Wright before in “State of Play” back in 2009. “A Most Wanted Man” is expected to start filming in Hamburg (Germany) in September.
Robin Wright is in talks to star in a feature adaptation of the John le Carre tome “A Most Wanted Man.”
“The American” helmer Anton Corbijn is directing from a script by Andrew Bovell. Original story revolved around a Chechnian Muslim who illegally immigrates to Hamburg, Germany, where he gets caught up in the international war on terror.
Andrea Calderwood, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell, Gail Egan and Malte Grunert will produce through Amusement Park Films, Demarest Films, Film4, the Ink Factory and Potboiler Prods.
Le Carre novels have been hot properties for Hollywood in recent years. Besides its 2011 film “Tinker Tailor Solder Spy,” starring Gary Oldman, Focus Features also saw nice results from 2005’s “The Constant Gardener,” which received a supporting actress Oscar for Rachel Weisz and three other nominations.
The CAA-repped Wright was most recently seen in Sony’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”