Last year we had all manner of spy movies from raunch (“Kingsman: The Secret Service“), to broad comedy (“Spy“), to big franchise vehicles (“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” “Spectre“). But this year, we get a rare animal in the genre — a drama — and one based on a book by one of the greatest spy writers of all time, John Le Carré.
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).
Susanna White (“Generation Kill“) directed the movie that will open in the U.K. on May 6th and in the U.S. on July 1st.