Director Robert Luketic and screenwriters Jason Dean Hall and Barry Levy team up to adapt author Joseph Finder's novel centering on a tech-savvy twentysomething who becomes a corporate spy for a scheming businessman. Determined to make the most of his new job at Wyatt Telecom, Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) is horrified when a felonious mistake earns him the wrath of unforgiving CEO Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman). Typically, Wyatt's first response would be to throw a lawbreaking employee under the bus. But this time he's willing to cut a deal: Should Adam agree to infiltrate Wyatt Telecom's chief rival, the CEO will turn a blind eye to his employee's error. In no time Adam is climbing the corporate ladder straight to the top. No one suspects a thing, and Wyatt is gaining a distinct advantage over the competition. Later, upon realizing that his success is a mere illusion and he's become a simple pawn in a much bigger game, Adam hatches an ingenious plan to get out of his situation before it's too late.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Drama,Thriller
- Run Time: 106min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/16/2013
- DVD Release Date: 11/19/2013
- Status: In Theaters
- Distributor(s): Relativity Media, E Stars Distribution
- Themes: Office Politics,Work Ethics,Technology Run Amok,Ladder to the Top
- Tone: Tense,Flashy,Stylized,Paranoid,Cynical,Menacing
CEO (Chief Executive Officer), blue-collar, business
- Country of Origin: USA (10-04-2013),USA (08-16-2013)
- Language: English