Coming off the sleeper-hit “The Vow,” Rachel McAdams is now circling to star opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in the thriller A MOST WANTED MAN for director Anton Corbijn (The American). Producers are also looking at Carey Mulligan, Amy Adams and Jessica Chastain for the role, with McAdams currently the frontrunner.
Word is that producers may be looking into replacing Corbijn in the near future.
Penned for the screen by Andrew Bovell and based on the novel by John le Carre, when a young Muslim immigrant is taken in by a Turkish family, a British banker (Hoffman) must protect him from U.S., British and German secret service agents. McAdams would play the role of Annabel Richter, a fearless and intelligent lawyer who is tasked with tracking down the Turkish man.
Gail Egan to produce alongside Stephen Mark Cornwell, Oliver Butcher, Malte Grunert, Andrea Calderwood and Simon Cornwell. Tessa Ross will executive produce.
McAdams was last seen earlier this year in the romancer “The Vow” for director Michael Sucsy, which grossed over $124 million domestically. She is currently in production on “Passion,” the mystery-thriller opposite Noomi Rapace and Dominic Cooper.