Wall Street veteran Ruth Epstein spent seven years developing her screenplay for this startlingly timely thriller about the geopolitics of oil production. Set in the near future, the film posits a war between the U.S. and the fictitious Confederacy of Arab States that has slowed oil exports to a trickle. American drivers are reeling from ongoing shortages and sticker shock at the pump as they shell out $6 a gallon for gasoline. New York-based investment banker Tom Hanson (Christian Slater) is still reeling from the aftermath of an ugly and expensive divorce, and the company for which he works, the venerable Delaney & Strong, is on shaky financial ground. Hanson is st...