Adapted from the John Le Carré novel, A Most Wanted Man finds Hoffman playing rogue German counter-terrorism expert Gunter Bachmann. He's trying to track down half-Chechen, half-Russian immigrant Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), who may or may not be part a militant jihadist group in post-9/11 Hamburg.
Issa has access to a very private bank account containing a legacy of dubious origin and it's not long before British, German and American intelligence agencies are paying close attention. To try to find his man, Gunter kidnaps and interrogates human rights lawyer Annabel Richter (Rachel McAdams), and things just get more complicated from there.
The film boasts a frankly fantastic cast that includes Willem Dafoe (Antichrist), Robin Wright (House Of Cards), Daniel Brühl (Rush), Nina Hoss (We Are The Night), Franz Hartwig, Kostja Ullman, Rainer Bock, Charlotte Schwab, Max Volkert Martens, Martin Wuttke and Turkish actress Derya Alabora. While US audiences will see the film from July 25, A Most Wanted Man will arrive in UK cinemas on September 12.