(You're not really in big trouble. Phew. You have time to read it. The movie will open in North American on November 18.)(Dad! Save November 18th on your calendar!)
(If you're in England you actually ARE in big trouble, though, because it opens there on September 16. Read fast! Zoom!)
Have I ever held my breath so much? I don't think so. I loved the book and old Alec Guinness BBC series so much that I'll be crushed if they mess up the movie. I hope it's good, I hope it's good, I hope it's good!
Le Carré, who has been said to "just about own the literary rights to the Cold War," is one of my top three favorite writers when he's writing spy fiction. (I'm less interested in his newer stuff, which often deals with corporate greed.) He's just absolutely brilliant.
The film stars Gary Oldman, Ciaran Hinds, Jared Harris, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong and Svetlana Khodchenko.
A few trailers have been released. Here are two of them: