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Roadside Attractions’ Howard Cohen Weighing Oscar Run for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s ‘A Most Wanted Man’

The New York premiere of Lionsgate & Roadside Attractions’ “A Most Wanted Man” on Tuesday started on a somber note.

Pic marks the last major performance from the Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his New York apartment just after the film made its Sundance premiere earlier this year.

“It’s an incredibly difficult night,” director Anton Corbijn explained before the screening at the Museum of Modern Art. “At the same time I’m very happy about Philip’s strong performance in the film. I think people will take notice of that regardless of what happened afterwards.”

Adapted from the John le Carre novel of the same name, story is centered on a Chechen-Russian immigrant who arrives in Hamburg to claim his late father’s suspiciously acquired fortune, putting both German and U.S. security agencies on alert. Hoffman portrays Gunther Bachmann, chief of a covert German spy unit.

Despite a summer release date, Roadside Attractions co-prexy Howard Cohen said that he definitely hasn’t ruled out an Academy run for the film.

“We are releasing it in the summer which isn’t the typical Oscar time,” Cohen said. “But many films have come out in the summer and have had Oscar traction like ‘Blue Jasmine’ last year. So certainly we are reading tea leaves.”

In February Corbijn told the Guardian that there was initially “some unease between us on the set, which I attribute to my inexperience as a director and in not verbalizing my needs from actors in a way they are used to.”

The helmer explained that the duo eventually found their flow.

“Philip was very direct about everything. Not in a nasty way, but he was not (a) bullshit kind of guy and I really grew to love that about him.”

The mood of the Cinema Society/Montblanc hosted event lightened at The Skylark afterparty with guests including Julianna Margulies, Paul Haggis and David Chase.

Twenty-four hours after showing off his dance moves at the premiere of “Get on Up,” Mick Jagger was back in action celebrating with pic’s cast members including Robin Wright and Rachel McAdams, who explained that taking on the role of idealistic young lawyer Annabel Richter was a “no-brainer.”

(Pictured: Producer Stephen Cornwell, Roadside Attractions’ Howard Cohen, producer Gail Egan and director Anton Corbijn at the “A Most Wanted Man” New York premiere )

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