'Mean Girls' stars Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert and Tina Fey reflect on the movie's smash success for its 10th anniversary; 'Probably about a hundred times a day, people will write the 'fetch' line to me on Twitter,' says Chabert
(L-R) Willem Dafoe, Rachel McAdams, and Philip Seymour Hoffman pose for a portrait during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the WireImage Portrait Studio at the Village At The Lift on January 19, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
In director Anton Corbijn’s moody spy thriller “A Most Wanted Man,” we get a very different Hoffman — speaking with a foreign accent in a leading role. Based on the 2008 novel by espionage maestro John le Carré (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), “A Most Wanted Man” centers on Gunter Bachmann (Hoffman), a German intelligence operative stationed in Hamburg, the German port city where Mohammed Atta and his collaborators planned the 9/11 attacks. Bachmann’s latest “assignment” is Dr. Faisal Abdullah (Homayoun Ershadi), a Muslim academic who’s been backing terrorist activity via donations to a Cyprus-based shipping company. Bachmann conjures a convoluted and dangerous trap for his target with the help of a passionate young lawyer (Rachel McAdams), a cagey CIA agent (Robin Wright), and a shifty banker (Willem Dafoe).