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I've never read Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre and I don't plan to before the Tomas Alfredson film comes out this December. I know the story revolves around a retired MI6 agent named George Smiley (Gary Oldman) who is brought back in order to find a Soviet mole in the organization. I have no idea who the traitor ends up being, but I am hoping one thing: that it's not Mark Strong. The actor has played way too many villains in the past two years and it's time for a change. The good news is that the first clip from the film, courtesy of Empire, makes it seem like his character is trustworthy and not the mole. Let's hope it stays that way.

Check out the clip below:

As you saw, the prime suspects that they're looking for are Bill Haydon (Colin Firth), Roy Bland (Ciarán Hinds), Percy Allenine (Toby Jones), Toby Esterhase (David Dencik), and George Smiley (Oldman). What I find really surprising about this line-up is that Benedict Cumberbatch's character, Peter Guillam, isn't mentioned. Watching the trailers that guy sent some serious chills up my spine, particularly the shot of him at the end, where he is standing behind the two vertical sliding doors. I am happy to say that I have absolutely no idea who the double agent is, and I hope it stays that way for the next four months.

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