First Trailer for A24's 'Backstabbing for Beginners' Starring Theo James

March 20, 2018
Source: YouTube

Backstabbing for Beginners Trailer

"It sickens me to have to stand there and listen to your lies." A24 has debuted the first official trailer for a true story political drama titled Backstabbing for Beginners, from Danish director Per Fly. The film is about a young, idealistic program coordinator at the United Nations, as played by Theo James (from the Divergent series), who stumbles upon a conspiracy involving Iraq's oil reserves. Ben Kingsley stars as his boss, and the cast includes Jacqueline Bisset, Christina Dupre, Rossif Sutherland, Bel├žim Bilgin, Rachel Wilson, and Brian Markinson. This looks like a very compelling political thriller about a kid just trying to do what's right. And, as A24 says in their email, it's a very "timely" film for us to watch these days.

Here's the first official trailer for Per Fly's Backstabbing for Beginners, direct from YouTube:

Backstabbing for Beginners Poster

Based on a true story, an idealistic young employee (Theo James) working at the UN investigates the grisly murder of his predecessor and uncovers a vast global conspiracy, that may even involve his own boss (Ben Kingsley), in this gripping and timely thriller. Backstabbing for Beginners is directed by Danish filmmaker Per Fly, of the films The Bench, Prop and Berta, The Inheritance, Drabet, The Woman Who Dreamed of a Man, and Monica Z previously. The screenplay is written by Per Fly and Daniel Pyne, based on the memoir by Michael Soussan. The film already opened in Denmark in January. A24 will release Fly's Backstabbing for Beginners in select theaters + on VOD starting April 27th this spring. Who's interested?

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments


Looks like a solid drama.

DAVIDPD on Mar 20, 2018


Well, failure is all that we see in stories like this. This one looks like a mediocre representation of it ...

shiboleth on Mar 20, 2018


It's a solid drama with a very good performance Theo James Jacqueline Bisset and Ben Kingsley

Rodrigo Basoa on Mar 21, 2018


Does anyone feel like Theo James is the poor man's James Franco? Also, I think this actually looks really intriguing, however, that title is atrocious.

THE_RAW_ on Mar 22, 2018

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