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AT&T Delivers ‘Backstabbing For Beginners’ Starring Theo James, Golden Globe®-Winner Jacqueline Bisset and Academy Award®-Winner Ben Kingsley

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Catch the Political Thriller Exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA®

AT&T* is giving DIRECTV customers an exclusive look at political thriller “Backstabbing For Beginners” starring Theo James (“Allegiant”), Belçim Bilgin (“Kördügüm”), Golden Globe®-Winner Jacqueline Bisset (“Welcome To New York”) and Academy Award®-Winner Ben Kingsley (“Iron Man 3”). Written by Daniel Pyne (“The Manchurian Candidate”) and Danish filmmaker Per Fly, the film is based on Michael Soussan’s memoir “Backstabbing for Beginners: My Crash Course in International Diplomacy.”

Watch it now exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA before it arrives in theaters April 27.

The plot

Based on a true story, an idealistic young employee (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 (Kingsley), in this gripping and timely thriller.

Tune in

“‘Backstabbing For Beginners’ is a complex and intriguing political narrative full of suspenseful twists and turns,” said Hanny Patel, vice president, AT&T Video Marketing. “James, Bilgin, Bisset and Kingsley deliver gripping performances under Fly’s direction. Our customers can tune in to ‘Backstabbing For Beginners’ a month before it hits theaters.” 

“Backstabbing For Beginners” will be available for 72-hour rental. View it in:

  • 1080p HD (Blu-ray format) for $10.99.
  • Standard-definition (SD) for $9.99.

DIRECTV CINEMA is a premium pay-per-view service. It brings exclusive access to select new releases before they hit theaters. For more information, go to directv.com/cinema.

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