Lionsgate has announced the DVD and Blu-Ray release date for “A Most Wanted Man“. The US release date has been set for November 4, 2014. You can already order the DVD (+Digital) and Blu-Ray (+Digital) on Amazon.com!
In what would become his final starring performance, Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Capote) leads an impressive all-star cast in the “tense spy thriller” (Wall Street Journal) A Most Wanted Man, coming out of the shadows and onto Blu-ray and DVD on November 4th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Official synopsis: German intelligence agent Günther Bachmann (Hoffman) must race against time to solve a perilous mystery: Is the half-Chechen, half-Russian Muslim who’s surfaced in Hamburg a victim seeking refuge…or a terrorist seeking revenge? Hoffman’s mesmerizing turn as Bachmann will glue you to your seat until the final, shattering conclusion of this John le Carré thriller.
“The Making of A Most Wanted Man” featurette
“Spymaster: John le Carré in Hamburg” featurette
The movie is already available on Itunes on Demand in digital HD and included Itunes extras as an early release. Be sure to head over to Apple.com for more information.
The 2014 Rome Film Festival revealed it’s line-up yesterday and “A Most Wanted Man” is selected as part of the Events selection. The movie will have it’s Italian premiere during the festival. Screen Daily has the following story:
The ninth Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-25) has revealed a diverse line-up including the Italian premieres for potential awards contenders
This year for the first time the award-winners in each section of the programme will be decided by the audience on the basis of votes cast after the screenings.
Events – Italian premiere
A MOST WANTED MAN by Anton Corbijn, USA, 2014, 121′
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl, Robin Wright, Rachel McAdams, Grigoriy Dobrygin
You can head over to the official website of the festival to find our more information.
We wanted to remind you that “A Most Wanted Man” is released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland starting today. You can buy tickets and find the theater near you via the official facebook app. The movie premiered during Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and was released late July in the US. It already grossed close to $16 million in the US. The movie holds a Certified Fresh Rating at Rotten Tomatoes with a 91% score.
The UK press released two new interviews with Rachel so far which are both added in our press archive. You can find some excerpts below:
On the German dialect: “Even just learning the dialect and the flavour of the German sound informs this new kind of person in me. Sometimes the further from what you imagine yourself to be the better, because then you find you’re probably closer to those people than you think.”
On her upcoming movie slate: “I’m not really a creature of habit. I like trying everything out.”
On making films: “Making a film, it’s just the right combination of people and place and time, and whatever is going on in the world around you. It’s so elusive. I think you start with a desire and a yearning to tell a certain story, and you kind of have to let the rest go. Maybe that’s very naïve, but so far that’s what I have tried to do.”
We also wanted to share this wonderful quote from director Anton Corbijn on casting Rachel in the movie (Via Hot Press):
“Rachel’s a naturally charming woman. I just thought that it would be interesting to have her in a more demanding and serious role, and that kind of charm will stay. That’s how she gets people to be on her side. She plays this young girl who gets in over her head really, but she means really well, she’s idealistic and kind of naïve in her handling of it all.”
Also don’t forget to follow the official twitter accounts of the movie @AMostWantedMan & @MostWantedManUK and ‘Like’ the official facebook pages /AMostWantedMan & /MostWantedManUK.
We have added new additional videos of “A Most Wanted Man” in our media archive including new movie clips and a making of. We also added new production stills, a new official on set still and additional social media banners in our gallery.
The 40th Annual Deauville Film Festival announced it’s official line-up earlier today and it was announced that “A Most Wanted Man” (‘Un Homme très recherché’) will be part of the competition. The festival runs from September 5-14. For more information be sure to head over to the official website of the festival. Variety is reporting the following story:
Deauville will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a strong competition lineup of U.S. indies, leading up with Anton Corbijn’s “A Most Wanted Man” and Reese Witherspoon starrer “The Good Lie.”
The Normandy-set festival will also play Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight alumni: Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” and Jim Mickle’s “Cold in July,” as well as David Robert Mitchell’s “It Follows,” a Critics’ Week competitor. Other contenders include Nathan Silver’s “Uncertain Terms,” Mark Jackson’s “War Story,” Ira Sachs’s “Love is Strange,” Mike Cahill’s “I Origins,” Carter Smith’s “Jamie Marks is Dead” and Gregg Araki’s “White Bird in a Blizzard.”
Beyond “Whiplash,” which won Sundance’s grand jury prize, Deauville will play three other feature debuts: Ana Lily Amirpour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,” A.J. Edwards’ “The Better Angels” and Saar Klein’s “Things People Do.”
The jury of this 40th edition will be presided by Costa Gavras and comprise former Deauville jury presidents: actress Emmanuelle Beart, directors Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Claude Lelouch and Andre Techine, Cannes film festival prexy Pierre Lescure, as well as danser Marie-Claude Pietragalla.
The movie is currently still playing in selected theaters in the US and will be released on September 12 in the UK. The release date in France is set for September 17.
We managed to find even more additional high quality photos of Rachel during the “A Most Wanted Man” premiere in New York City last month. So over 70 additional photos have been added to our gallery. We also forgot to mention that we have added red carpet interviews in our press archive.
The movie is still playing in theaters nationwide in the US.
“A Most Wanted Man” is expanding to 729 screens according to Box Office Mojo this weekend in the US. The movie had a limited release last week and will expand wide because of the solid box office results. Be sure to head over to the official website AMostWantedManMovie.com to find a theater near you. We have added a new movie clip, narrated by director Anton Corbijn for the New York Times, and more TV spots in our media archive. We also added more additional social media banners in our gallery.
Deadline is reporting that “A Most Wanted Man” opened strong in it’s opening weekend.
Bold debuts from two of the weekend’s openers in a crowded specialty box office included yet another Woody Allen film as well as a last starring turn from the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions opened Anton Corbijn‘s cerebral thriller A Most Wanted Man over the weekend after a glittering mid-week premiere at the Museum Of Modern Art (MoMA) courtesy of the Cinema Society and its usual well-heeled crowd. The film, based on a John Le Carre‘ post-Cold War espionage thriller, grossed $2,717,425, averaging $7,527 in 361 theaters. The distributors noted it is the second-highest number in its history in absolute terms, following The Conspirator‘s $3.5M launch in 2011. Also notably, Most Wanted peeked into the top 10 this weekend.
“With a 91% ‘fresh rating’ on Rotten Tomatoes, the film had fantastic reviews, and was the story of the weekend at the specialty box office,” Roadside said. ”[The feature] opened 20% higher than the Roadside/Lionsgate 2013 release Mud, which [opened] on the same number of screens ( to $2.2M) and went on to a $21M total North American box office. A Most Wanted Man went up a very strong 59% from Friday to Saturday.”
10). A Most Wanted Man (RSA), 361 theaters / $716K Fri. / $1.1M Sat. (+59%) / $855K Sun. (-25%) / Per screen average: $7,505 / Total cume: $2.7M / Wk 1
The movie had a limited release in the US and Variety is reporting will expand to more theaters after a solid box office debut..
“A Most Wanted Man” marks one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final starring roles and fans of the Oscar-winning actor are helping to make the twisty spy thriller an art-house success.
“Philip never really got to star in movies,” said Howard Cohen, president of the film’s distributor, Roadside Attractions. “He was always known as a utility player…There’s no question that part of the appeal is the idea of him giving a final, great performance.”
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