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Florence Pugh Might Be Joining Black Widow

Florence Pugh Might Be Joining Black Widow Marvel Studios may have just netted its first casting addition to star opposite Scarlett Johansson in their upcoming Black Widow spinoff. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Florence Pugh has begun talks to play Natasha Romanoff’s rival in the film. Her character is described as “a spy on the same level” as Natasha, and “likely her moral opposite.” In the comics, Yelena Belova emerged as a rival Black Widow in the late ’90s. It sounds like Yelena ma...
Tags: Comics, Movies, Amc, Marvel, Netflix, Watson, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, John Le Carre, Emma Watson, Florence, Marvel Studios, Chris Pine, KGB, Pugh, Natasha

The CIA’s Rectal Tool Kit for Spies–Created for Truly Desperate Situations During The Cold War

Though global espionage remains a going concern in the 21st century, somehow the popular stories we tell about it return again and again to the Cold War. Maybe it has to do with the demand those mostly pre-digital decades made upon the physical ingenuity of spies as well as the tools of spycraft. Take, for instance, one particularly ingenious CIA-issued tool kit on display at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. "Filled with escape tools," says the Spy Museum's web site, "thi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, College, Washington, History, Britain, Cia, John Le Carre, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, International Spy Museum, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Spy Museum, Atlas Obscura Related Content

Guest Review: The Spy and the Traitor

Summary: The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War.If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to the infamous British double-agent Kim Philby, it was Oleg Gordievsky. The son of two KGB agents and the product of the best Soviet institutions, the savvy, sophisticated Gordievsky grew to see his nation’s communism as b...
Tags: Books, England, London, Berlin Wall, Russia, Britain, United States, Moscow, Denmark, Cia, John Le Carre, Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet Union, KGB, East Berlin, Czechoslovakia

Crime fiction: In ‘The Moroccan Girl,’ a thriller writer becomes a real spy

Charles Cummings is the primary heir to espionage legend John le Carré. And his newest novel centers around a fascinating premise: what happens when a writer of thrillers is recruited to be a real spy?
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, John Le Carre, Charles Cummings

Playing at Grown-ups: Don Siegel and Michael Caine Tilt at 'The Black Windmill'

None Fans of director Don Siegel and actor Michael Caine will make haste to sink their teeth into The Black Windmill (1974), which has been pretty much missing in action since a full-screen VHS back in the 1980s. Now Kino Lorber unveils a widescreen Blu-ray of this long-sought thriller from Siegel's great late era, when he signed his output with the onscreen phrase "A Siegel Film", the first words we see on this print; it's also the title of his autobiography (Faber & Faber, 1996). The opening...
Tags: Music, England, Crime, Review, Action, Thriller, James Bond, Michael Caine, John Le Carre, Alfred Hitchcock, Sean Connery, Film Review, Don, Caine, Don Siegel, Ceil

New Leaf February 2019 Discussion • A Delicate Truth by John le Carré

Thread closed until start of discussion on February 15, 2019. A Delicate Truth by John le Carré is the February selection for the New Leaf Book Club. Quote: A Delicate Truth is a 2013 spy novel by John le Carré. Set in 2008 and 2011, the book features a British/American covert mission in Gibraltar and the subsequent consequences for two British civil servants. Le Carré describes this as not only his most British novel but also his most autobiographical wor...
Tags: Books, Book Clubs, Gibraltar, John, John Le Carre, Le Carre

New Leaf Runoff vote for February 2019 • Let's Make a Deal: Trade Secrets

This is a runoff vote to select the book we'll read and discuss in February 2019! We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but we'd like to request that you not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection, in the interest of a vibrant conversation. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. Vote for one. Questions? FAQs |
Tags: Europe, Books, New York, Patricia Highsmith, Britain, Italy, Book Clubs, Gibraltar, John Le Carre, Times, Henry James, Mediterranean, James, Vladimir Nabokov, Tom Ripley, Tom

New Leaf Vote for February 2019 • Let's Make a Deal: Trade Secrets

Let's select the book we'll read and discuss in February 2019! We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but we'd like to request that you not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection, in the interest of a vibrant conversation. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. This is a poll. Vote for as many books as you'd like. Questions? FAQs |
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Books, UK, England, New York, London, Patricia Highsmith, Australia, China, Germany, India, US, Frankfurt, Britain, Italy

The ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Blu-ray Release Sent Us on a Mission to the International Spy Museum

In honor of the Mission: Impossible – Fallout digital and Blu-ray release, I got to spend the day at the International Spy Museum. There, I learned about spycraft, spoke with members of the cast, and sat down with real-life spies. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read about what happened, while watching a video of the experience. Mission: Impossible – Fallout Blu-ray Event “Did you wife know you were a spy?” The question comes more than halfway through our tour of ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, White House, National Security Council, John Le Carre, Tom Cruise, Costa, Simon Pegg, Imf, Wolf, Blu, Wolf Blitzer, Barnes, Tomas Alfredson, Blitzer, Pegg

Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected Being Rebooted for TV

Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected being rebooted for TV Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected will be getting a TV reboot by The Ink Factory (The Night Manager, The Little Drummer Girl), Deadline has confirmed. The original series was produced by Anglia Television for ITV in 1979 and ran until 1988. Each episode told a different story, based on of the author’s short stories, and ended with a twist. Dahl was present at the end of each episode offering his trademark sinister comedy. The episo...
Tags: TV, Movies, Amc, Roald Dahl, Bbc, TV News, John Le Carre, Tom Hiddleston, Michael Shannon, Hugh Laurie, Dahl, Claire Wilson, The Ink Factory, Ella Hickson, Ink Factory, Florence Pugh Alexander Skarsgård

Park Chan-wook Brings His Art-House Eye to ‘The Little Drummer Girl’

The provocative Korean filmmaker tries TV in this AMC adaptation of a John le Carré thriller.
Tags: Television, News, Amc, John Le Carre, Florence, Michael, Alexander, Pugh, Shannon, Carré, Park Chan-wook, Skarsgård, John Le

Review: In ‘The Little Drummer Girl,’ Spycraft Is Seduction

A new, six-hour adaptation of a John le Carré novel is filtered through the melodramatic sensibility of the Korean director Park Chan-wook.
Tags: Television, News, John, John Le Carre, Spycraft, Florence, Michael, Alexander, Pugh, Shannon, Le Carre, Park Chan-wook, Skarsgård, AMC (TV Network, The Little Drummer Girl (TV Program

The Twists And Turns In 'Little Drummer Girl' Are Pure Le Carré

An actress is charged with infiltrating a terrorist cell in a new AMC miniseries based on John Le Carré's 1983 novel. David Bianculli says it's one of 2018's most tense and well-acted TV thrillers.(Image credit: Jonathan Olley/AMC/Ink Factory)
Tags: News, Amc, John Le Carre, David Bianculli, Jonathan Olley

Difficult Books.

Sam Leith’s recent essay for the Guardian starts off looking like just another thumb-sucker mulling over the usual idiotic gripes about the Booker: “The fascination of what’s difficult,” wrote WB Yeats, “has dried the sap out of my veins … ” In the press coverage of this year’s Man Booker prize winner, Anna Burns’s Milkman, we’ve read a good many commentators presenting with sapless veins – but a dismaying lack of any sense that what’s difficult might be fascinating. “Odd”, “impenetrable”, “hard...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, John Le Carre, Sarah Waters, Thomas Pynchon, Booker, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Sam Leith, Nabokov, Snowdon, Anna Burns, Roger Ackroyd, Appiah, Italo Calvino, Iain M Banks, WB Yeats

Star of new John Le Carré adaptation speaks about role

British actress Florence Pugh talks about her lead role in the new six-part BBC One spy drama The Little Drummer Girl.
Tags: News, Bbc, John Le Carre, Florence Pugh

Crime fiction: A thriller to rival John le Carré, and a new take on Sherlock Holmes from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

In new thrillers, Henry Porter joins the ranks of the best British crime writers, and the basketball star co-writes a murder mystery starring Sherlock Holmes.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Sherlock Holmes, John Le Carre, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Henry Porter

Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgard Gear Up in ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

“You’re in this fight whether you like it or not,” Alexander Skarsgard’s character, Becker, tells Charlie, played by Florence Pugh, in a new AMC trailer for “The Little Drummer Girl.” “Who are you people?” a bemused Charlie asks in another scene from the eagerly anticipated show, the latest John le Carre adaption set for AMC […]
Tags: News, Amc, Global, Bbc, John Le Carre, Michael Shannon, Becker, Charlie, Alexander Skarsgard, Florence Pugh, The Little Drummer Girl, Florence Pugh Alexander

Evelyn Anthony, Writer Of Spy Stories, Has Died At 92

She entered a field dominated by men like John Le Carré and Ian Fleming, and found fertile ground in the rivalries among Britain’s intelligence services. Getting to know actual WWII spies changed her writing, her life, and the genre.
Tags: Art, People, Britain, Ian Fleming, John Le Carre, 10.19.18, Evelyn Anthony

‘The Little Drummer Girl’ Trailer: A New British Spy Series to Obsess Over

A couple of years ago, BBC One and AMC made waves with The Night Manager, an adaptation of author John le Carré‘s spy novel. Those networks saw the success of that show and jumped in on another le Carré adaptation, a 1970s-set thriller called The Little Drummer Girl. Oldboy director Chan-Wook Park marks his first entry into directing television with this limited series, and he’s gathered a great cast that includes Michael Shannon, Alexander Skarsgard, and Florence Pugh. Take a look at the newes...
Tags: Television, Movies, Greece, Drama, Amc, Bbc, United States, Thriller, Adaptation, John Le Carre, Tom Hiddleston, Michael Shannon, Charlie, Pugh, Claire Wilson, Chan Wook Park

New Trailer for BBC’s The Little Drummer Girl Released

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New trailer for BBC’s The Little Drummer Girl released BBC and AMC have just released a brand new trailer for The Little Drummer Girl, featuring thrilling scenes from their upcoming six-part miniseries adaptation based on John le Carre’s bestselling spy novel of the same name. Check out the video below! The series stars Screen Actors Guild, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-Winner Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies) as Becker, Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (The Shape...
Tags: TV, Movies, Greece, Amc, Bbc, TV News, BAFTA, John Le Carre, Michael Shannon, Golden Globe, Netflix BBC, Charlie, Kurtz, Stephen Cornwell, TV Premiere Dates, Joe Tsai

Endeavor Content Inks Flurry of Deals on Park Chan-Wook’s ‘The Little Drummer Girl’

Endeavor Content has secured a raft of deals for Park Chan-Wook’s “The Little Drummer Girl,” the anticipated international thriller series based on John le Carré’s bestselling novel. “The Little Drummer Girl” has sold to Canal Plus (France), Starzplay (Germany, Italy, second window U.K., Ireland and Benelux), BeTV (French Belgium), NPO (Holland) and Movistar + (Spain), […]
Tags: News, Global, Ireland, John Le Carre, Michael Shannon, Canal Plus, Park Chan wook, Endeavor Content, Movistar Spain, Canal Plus France Starzplay Germany Italy, Belgium NPO Holland

‘The Little Drummer Girl’ Trailer: Park Chan-wook’s TV Spy Thriller Looks Great

Park Chan-wook assembles a splendid cast to tackle the work of John le Carré in The Little Drummer Girl. This marks Park’s first foray into television, and based on the footage below, the results won’t disappoint. Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Shannon star in the 1970s-set spy thriller. Watch The Little Drummer Girl trailer blow. The Little Drummer Girl Trailer  Seduction. Manipulation. Betrayal.Featuring Michael Shannon, Alexander Skarsgård, and @Florence_Pugh, #TheLittl...
Tags: Television, Movies, Greece, Amc, Park, Thriller, Adaptation, John Le Carre, Michael Shannon, Diane Keaton, Charlie, Pugh, Alexander Skarsgard, Stephen Cornwell, TV Trailer, Park Chan-wook

The Little Drummer Girl Trailer & Key Art Released

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Little Drummer Girl trailer & key art released AMC has released the official trailer and key art for their upcoming spy thriller The Little Drummer Girl, a six-part miniseries based on John le Carré’s best-selling literary masterpiece of the same name. Check out The Little Drummer Girl trailer in the player below, as well as the new key art in the gallery! The series stars Screen Actors Guild, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-Winner Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies) as ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Greece, Amc, Bbc, TV News, BAFTA, John Le Carre, Michael Shannon, Golden Globe, Kurtz, Stephen Cornwell, ComingSoon, TV Premiere Dates, Joe Tsai, BBC AMC

Dancing, dogs and the dumbest of spies: is truth stranger than fiction?

Also this week: surreal sights at the Tory summit help me create the ultimate Bear Grylls-style TV showMondayOne of the more stressful things about the Conservative party conference is that there is almost too much fun to be had and it’s hard to know which event to attend. Should I queue for one of the many packed out Jacob Rees-Mogg fringe gigs – he appeared at so many, there were rumours he had a body double – in the forlorn hope that he might shed some light on how he proposed to resolve the ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Russia, European Union, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Pakistan, Northern Ireland, Chris Grayling, Boris Johnson, John Le Carre, Sajid Javid, Thurrock, Brexit

Bungling agents leave Putin exposed in the global spotlight

Botched missions in Salisbury and The Hague may prompt Russian leader to reassess his targeting of the westSpies do not always want to advertise their victories, preferring John Le Carré’s advice “better to be silent, be blank”. But in the case of the battle between MI6 and the GRU, a decision has been made in Whitehall to highlight and isolate the Russian military intelligence arm, aiming to turn it from a source of Vladimir Putin’s power to an impediment.In part, the double exposure of the GRU...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, World news, Netherlands, Espionage, Gru, John Le Carre, Whitehall, The Hague, Salisbury, Chemical Weapons, OPCW, Sergei Skripal

For sale: treasures of wartime French spy who used art as his cover story

Resistance hero turned art dealer Daniel Cordier, now 98, is selling key works ranging from Dubuffet to MapplethorpeThe early life of Daniel Cordier reads like something out of a John Le Carré thriller: soldier, spy, resistance hero, art dealer. After parachuting into Nazi-occupied France in 1942 aged 22 on the orders of the exiled General Charles de Gaulle in London, Cordier worked with the leader of the French resistance, Jean Moulin.Their mission – to unify the disparate underground network a...
Tags: Art, London, France, World news, Paris, John Le Carre, Charles de Gaulle, Dubuffet, Daniel Cordier, Cordier

Venice Facetime: Susanne Bier Talks About the VR Experience

Danish director Susanne Bier is president of the jury for its Venice Virtual Reality section. Over the past three decades, she’s received widespread acclaim for projects ranging from the globe-trotting 2016 miniseries adaptation of John le Carre’s “The Night Manager,” which earned her an Emmy, to dark family dramas such as 2007’s “Things We Lost […]
Tags: Spotlight, Venice, John Le Carre, Venice Film Festival, Susanne Bier, Venice Facetime

TV Bits: Anthony Bourdain, ‘Rick and Morty’, ‘The Good Place’, ‘Barry’, ‘Dirty John’, and More

In this edition of TV Bits: Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty gets an anime-style teaser The Good Place gets a poster for its upcoming third season Two guest stars of the new Magnum P.I. reboot have been announced The two-hour finale of NBC’s Timeless is coming soon CNN is making a full-length documentary about chef/TV personality Anthony Bourdain Eric Bana and Connie Britton appear in the first look photo of Dirty John And more! #RickandMorty — Rick and Morty (@Ricka...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Television, Movies, Nbc, Greece, Amc, David Letterman, America, Cnn, Netflix, Bravo, Cbs, John, John Le Carre, Jackson

AMC’s The Little Drummer Girl Premiere Set for Three Night Event

AMC’s The Little Drummer Girl premiere set for three night event AMC has officially announced the U.S. premiere date for their upcoming television adaptation of John le Carre’s bestselling spy novel The Little Drummer Girl. The miniseries is a three-night television event with two-hour episodes that are set run on-air from November 19 to November 21 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on AMC. RELATED: AMC’s The Little Drummer Girl Premiere Set for November The Little Drummer Girl series is based on Le Carre’s a...
Tags: TV, Movies, Greece, Amc, Bbc, TV News, BAFTA, John Le Carre, Michael Shannon, Becker, Charlie, Kurtz, Le Carre, Stephen Cornwell, ComingSoon, TV Premiere Dates

Novelist John Le Carré Reflects On His Own 'Legacy' Of Spying

Le Carré worked for MI5 and MI6 early in his career. "I felt I had to suppress my humanity," he said of those years. His novel A Legacy of Spies came out in 2017. Originally broadcast Sept. 5, 2017.
Tags: News, John Le Carre, Le Carre