Park City • Philip Seymour Hoffman's new movie is a psychological thriller about terrorism, but he says it also has something to do with hitting a midlife crisis — and that's what really drew him to the role.
"The story really moved me," said Hoffman.
"A Most Wanted Man," based on John Le Carre's 2008 book, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last weekend, with Hoffman playing a German operative heading up an anti-terrorism team in Hamburg, Germany.
Hoffman recalls reading it a long time ago and being draw to "everything about it."
"There is something about that story that spoke to me about where I am now in my life, though it's not something I could really put into words," he said. "I read it and saw myself in it somehow. It's about being in the middle of your life. It's as much a story about that, than all of the other things. It's about a man really confronted with what he's passionate about pursuing and what that's done to him."