John le Carré’s work has been adapted into films, TV shows, and radio plays. Just this year, there were two popular le Carré adaptations: the BBC/AMC TV series “The Night Manager,” starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie, and then Susanna White’s “Our Kind of Traitor,” starring Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris as an English couple thrust into the world of spies.
While on vacation in Morocco trying to save their marriage, Perry McKendrick (McGregor) and Gail Perkins (Harris) befriend gregarious Russian man Dima (Stellan Skarsgård) who, unbeknownst to them, is a money launderer for the Russian mafia. When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail embark on a dangerous journey across Europe, all while working with the ruthless and determined MI6 agent (Damian Lewis). Watch an exclusive clip from the DVD release of the film below featuring McGregor and Skarsgård discussing their characters and working with the rest of the cast.
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“Our Kind of Traitor” premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival in May before opening in limited release on July 1. It’s currently available on Digital HD and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 18 from Lionsgate.