Watch the Film Exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA®

AT&T* is giving DIRECTV customers an exclusive look at “A Crooked Somebody” directed by filmmaker Trevor White (“Wind River”). The film stars Rich Sommer (“Mad Men”), Clifton Collins Jr. (“Westworld”), Golden Globe® Winner Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”) and Academy Award® Nominee Amy Madigan (“Ice”).

“A Crooked Somebody” debuted at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Watch it now, exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA before it arrives in theaters on Oct. 5.

The plot

Michael Vaughn’s (Rich Sommer) minister father always told him: Better to be an honest nobody than a crooked somebody. But Michael doesn’t see the harm in giving people the closure they need with the dead and travels town to town professing his abilities as a spirit medium. One night, Michael is kidnapped. With a knife to his throat, Michael suddenly sees the opportunity of a lifetime in his psychologically unstable captor’s desperation to make contact with the other side.

Intent on saving his floundering career, and with his associate Chelsea (Joanne Froggatt) by his side, Michael sets out to become a celebrity TV psychic by solving the mystery of a high-profile crime in the national spotlight. Featuring a pulse-pounding score by Andrew Hewitt, “A Crooked Somebody” begs the question: Should one strive for an anonymous, truthful life, or for notoriety at all costs?

Tune in

“‘A Crooked Somebody’ is a clever film – full of suspense and unexpected twists and turns,” said Hanny Patel, vice president, AT&T Video Marketing. “Rich Sommer, Clifton Collins Jr., Joanne Froggatt and Amy Madigan all deliver exceptional performances. Our customers can tune in to ‘A Crooked Somebody’ a month before it hits theaters.” 

“A Crooked Somebody” will be available for 72-hour rental1.

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

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