The director of one of last year's most critically-acclaimed films has found his follow-up project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Let the Right One In director Tomas Alfredson has come on board to direct Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

The film is an adpatation of the best-selling John LeCarre novel, which will be adapted by Peter Morgan (The Queen). This espionage thriller is set in the aftermath of the Cold War and revolves around a spy hunt in the British Secret Intelligence Service.

The novel was already adapted into the 1979 TV series Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which starred Alec Guiness as George Smiley, who was charged with the task of finding the double-agent that infiltrated the agency.

Principal photography will start on the film in 2010.