Theo James In Talks For “Backstabbing” Thriller

“Divergent” hunk Theo James is in early talks to join Ben Kingsley in the political thriller “Backstabbing For Beginners” at Parts & Labor, Creative Alliance, and Scythia Films. James is taking over a role once earmarked for Josh Hutcherson, and filming is slated to begin shortly.

Per Fly (“Monica Z”) helms and Daniel Pyne (“The Manchurian Candidate”) pens this adaptation of Michael Soussan’s memoir about a young idealist who lands his dream job as a program coordinator for the UN’s Oil for Food program.

Thrown into an fraught post-war Iraq where others are circling the country’s oil reserves like sharks, he seeks answers from his seasoned diplomat boss (Kingsley) and soon suspects a conspiracy at the highest level whilst at the same time falling in love with a Kurdish woman.

Source: Deadline