<i>Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy</i>: How Gary Oldman Suited Up as George Smiley

Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson trades the vampires of his breakout film Let the Right One In for the business-suited bloodsuckers of the British secret service in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, a new feature film adaptation of John le Carré's seminal spy novel, previously adapted into a famous BBC miniseries starring Alec Guinness. Gary Oldman stars as George Smiley, a forcibly retired MI-6 agent brought back into the fold to ferret out a mole in the upper echelon of the organization. But who could it be? The dapper Bill Haydon (Colin Firth)? The excitable Percy Alleline (Toby Jones)? Or possibly even George himself? Alfredson, Oldman and Firth passed through New York recently and talked about the movie's various twists and turns and the legacy of le Carré's book.

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So a '70s New York cop and a British spy walk into a bar...

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