Looks like Focus Feactures, the studio behind  the film of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, based on the book by John le Carré, has gotten cold feet. Instead of  releasing it on Nov. 18, when it would go up against Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1, based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, they have moved the opening day back to Dec. 9.

The later date also brings it closer to Oscar voting time, which may have been an even greater incentive. Directed by Tomas Alfredson, the movie has a strong cast; Gary Oldman (pictured at right in the movie poster), widely expected to be nominated for Best Actor in his role as Smiley, Colin Firth, John Hurt, Tom Hardy, Toby Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Strong.

Reviews will begin breaking soon; it opens in the UK on Sept. 16. The trailer is available here.

No tie-in has been announced, but the book was recently re-released in paperback (for a full list of upcoming movies with tie-ins, cick here, Upcoming — with Tie-ins).

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: A Novel
John le Carre
Retail Price: $16.00
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics) – (2011-06-07)
ISBN / EAN: 0143119788 / 9780143119784

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