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Rachel McAdams joins Anton Corbijn's A Most Wanted Man

Rachel McAdams in Morning Glory

Story by Jack Foley

RACHEL McAdams has joined the cast of Anton Corbij”:n’s A Most Wanted Man alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Based on the 2008 novel by John le Carre, the film will be set in present-day Hamburg, Germany, where a mysterious, near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help.

He is also looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hoffman will play chief of a covert German spy unit who is trying to work out the man’s identity, while McAdams will play a woman who becomes involved in the intrigue.

Shooting is due to commence on location in Hamburg in September.

It completes a busy period for McAdams, who will first shoot About Time, a romantic comedy from Richard Curtis, the filmmaker behind Love Actually.

She has also recently wrapped on Terrence Malick’s untitled latest project opposite Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem and Rachel Weisz.

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