Jon Hamm Negotiates a Dangerous Trade in ‘Beirut’ Trailer
We all have those actors we stan for, who are fabulous in whatever made them really, really famous and who have proceeded to find basically zero work in Hollywood ever since. Now, two of these actors — Jon Hamm who rose to fame while playing Don Draper in Mad Men, and Rosamund Pike, who, for some reason, never got the veneration she deserved after blowing our minds with Gone Girl — are co-starring in Bourne-like thriller, Beirut, about a man who has to negotiate a prisoner release in one of the most dangerous places in the world.
This trailer goes through a lot of information very fast that I’m sure I would be able to follow better if I hadn’t been such a lazy contributor to my high school Model UN team. Basically, we’re in the 1980s, and Beirut, recovering from the Lebanese Civil War of the ’70s, has been thrust into the Lebanon War of 1982, during which the city is under siege by Israeli troops. Jon Hamm is a talented American diplomat who left the service after his comrades were killed, but now he’s back, trying to negotiate the release of his surviving friend in exchange for trading back one of the most dangerous terrorists.
Here's the full synopsis:
A U.S. diplomat (Jon Hamm) flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home. Ten years later, he is called back to war-torn Beirut by CIA operatives (Rosamund Pike) to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.
Beirut will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next week and will hit theaters April 3.