What is going on in The Congress?! Robin Wright, who plays herself in Malkovich-ian fashion, ages before our very eyes in this clip from the upcoming sci-fi flick. An actress who “slammed all the open doors” (as Harvey Keitel, who does not play himself in the movie, points out in the trailer), Wright is drawn back to work to help her sick son.
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).