Political Thriller Backstabbing For Beginners is in talks with Theo James (Divergent series).
The film will be based on the memoirs of Michael Soussan a noted international relations expert Backstabbing For Beginners: My Crash Course In International Diplomancy. Ben Kingsley is already onboard the project.
Theo James prospective role would be as a young idealist who gets his dream job working for the UN’s Oil for Food program. He is thrown into an already fraught post-war Iraq where government agents and power-hungry countries are circling the country’s oil reserves like sharks.
He seeks answers from the one person he thinks he can trust, Pasha (Kingsley), his boss, a seasoned diplomat. The more Michael learns, however, the more he suspects a conspiracy at the highest level. The only way out will be to expose it all — risking his own life, his mentor’s career, and the life of the Kurdish woman he loves.