Josh Hutcherson is set to star in the political thriller “Backstabbing for Beginners” with Oscar winner Ben Kingsley. Per Flywill direct from a script he co-wrote with Daniel Pyne. Inspired by Michael Soussan’s critically acclaimed memoir, “Backstabbing for Beginners: My Crash Course in International Diplomacy,” the film tells the story of Michael (Hutcherson), a young idealist who lands his dream job as a program coordinator for the U.N.’s Oil for Food program. He is thrown into an already fraught post-war Iraq where government agents and power-hungry countries are circling Iraq’s oil reserves like sharks. He seeks answers from the one person he thinks he can trust, Pasha (Kingsley), his boss, a seasoned diplomat. The more Michael learns, however, the more he suspects a conspiracy at the highest level. The only way out will be to expose it all – risking his own life, his mentor’s career, and the life of the Kurdish woman he loves. Production is slated to start in January, and Kingsley and Hutchersonwill also executive produce. You can read more here!