In the film, a U.S. diplomat (Hamm) flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home. Ten years later, he is called back to war-torn Beirut by a CIA operative (Rosamund Pike) to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind. The film also stars Dean Norris, Larry Pine and Shea Whigham.
Beirut is directed by Brad Anderson and written by Tony Gilroy, who wrote The Bourne Trilogy. The film will have its world premiere at Sundance on Monday, January 22.
Here’s the trailer and the new key art: