Catch The Riveting Thriller on DIRECTV CINEMA® 

AT&T* is giving DIRECTV customers an exclusive look at “Shot Caller,” the latest film from writer and director Ric Roman Waugh (“Snitch”). “Shot Caller” stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”), Lake Bell (“Man Up”), Omari Hardwick (“Power”), Jon Bernthal (“The Walking Dead”), Benjamin Bratt (“Star”) and Jeffrey Donovan (“Fargo”).

“Shot Caller” premiered at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Watch it now exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA before it arrives in theaters Aug. 18.

The plot

“Shot Caller” follows the harrowing, often heart-rending journey of successful businessman Jacob Harlon (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), who is transformed into Money, a stoic, ruthless prison gangster after a DUI sends him down the rabbit hole of the American prison system.   

As he navigates the brutality of his new home, adapting to its violent codes of ethics and rites of passage that will ensure his survival, he slowly loses his previous identity and his relationship to his former life, including his wife and son. The grip of his new family, the prison gang, extends beyond the prison walls.

Upon his release, chased by the law enforcement, threatened by his incarcerated “protectors,” Money must orchestrate one last dangerous crime. All is not what it seems. The ruthless process of fulfilling his obligations also becomes his path to sacrifice, retribution and self-definition.

Tune in

“‘Shot Caller’ is a gripping and intense thriller from start to finish,” said Hanny Patel, vice president, AT&T Video Marketing. “Waugh delivers a compelling story and the casts’ performances are outstanding. Our customers can tune in to Ric Roman Waugh’s latest film as a director 1 month before it hits theaters.” 

“Shot Caller” will be available for 72-hour rental. View it in:

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

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