The collateral damage of civil war is all-encompassing and unforgiving; a brutal setting for tense negotiations, especially when the results could have monumental consequences. Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, Hostiles) star as CIA agents in the nail-biting intelligent thriller THE NEGOTIATOR, available in cinemas and on digital HD from 10th August, courtesy of Signature Entertainment.
In 1972, former US diplomat, Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm), was caught up in a terrorist attack that changed his life forever. 10 years later, whilst working as a mediator in Boston, Skiles receives an unwanted invitation to visit Beirut, a territory plagued by war and violence. Quickly dragged back into the system he hastily left, Mason is assigned a mission by CIA Agent Donald Gaines (Dean Norris; Breaking Bad) of negotiating a swap with a terrorist group: a kidnapped American CIA agent for a terrorist leader. Obligated to cooperate, Skiles is assigned a cultural attaché (Rosamund Pike) to help navigate the city. Unravelling clues and uncovering political agendas along the way, the duo discover that relationships between America, Palestine and Israel may be more convoluted, and even more corrupt, than first thought…
From the writer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Bourne Identity, THE NEGOTIATOR is a suspenseful drama that questions government loyalties, how far one person is willing to push themselves in the pursuit of justice and where the moral line in the sand is drawn when faced with the severest of situations. Clandestine operations and a web of intrigue intertwine as Jon Hamm delivers his “best work yet” (Deadline).
With a stellar cast, a two-time Academy Award® nominated writer and a plot that will put you on the edge of your seat, THE NEGOTIATOR is sure to be an “Instant Classic” (Empire).