Gary Oldman to return to ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ role?

Plans are apparently afoot to film the follow-up novel 'Smiley's People'

Gary Oldman looks set to reprise his role from Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy.

The Dark Knight Rises star won rave reviews playing George Smiley in the recent adaptation of John le Carre‘s espionage novel. And now, he has revealed that plans are underway to give the same treatment to follow-up novel Smiley’s People.

Oldman told Coming Soon:

I think they’re whispering that they might do a Smiley’s People, not so much as a sequel, because there’s a book in the middle actually, but we’ve set up the world and we’ll revisit.

Directed by Thomas Alfredson and co-starring Colin Firth, the film is getting a US release on December 9, following its UK opening in September.

The 1974 novel concerns George Smiley, a British cold war operative who had been forced into retirement. Oldman is currently shooting The Dark Knight Rises, in what will be his third, and presumably final outing as Commissioner Gordon.