From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Beirut

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former American diplomat on a mission to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind. From the writer of The Bourne Trilogy comes the “tense and ever-twisting” (Chicago Sun-Times) dramatic thriller Beirut, available on Digital and the all-new digital movie app Movies Anywhere on June 19, 2018, and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on July 3, 2018, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Featuring an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film with former CIA officer Whitley Bruner, Beirut on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital, takes fans even deeper into the historical period of this heart pounding story.

Golden Globe® winner Jon Hamm (“Mad Men,” Baby Driver) stars as Mason Skiles, a former U.S. diplomat, who gets sent to Beirut to negotiate a swap for the release of a terrorist leader, believed to be imprisoned by Israeli secret police, in exchange for a CIA agent who has been kidnapped.  Confronted by ghosts from his past, Mason faces a formidable question:  Who do you trust in a world where the truth emerges only when it’s convenient – or profitable?

Directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist), produced and written by Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), the critically acclaimed film also stars Academy Award®nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”).


  • The Story Behind Beirut Go behind the scenes with Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, and former CIA Officer Whitley Bruner as they discuss the making of the movie
  • Sandy CrowderRosamund Pike discusses her role as CIA Agent Sandy Crowder in this behind-the-scenes look at the movie

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Cast: Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, Dean Norris, Larry Pine, Shea Whigham
Casting By: Sheila Jaffe, CSA, Dixie Chassay
Music By: John Debney
Costume Designer: Carlos Rosario
Editor: Andrew Hafitz
Production Designer: Arad Sawat
Director of Photography: Bjorn Charpenter, SBC
Executive Producers: Ted Field, Steven Saeta
Produced By: Mike Weber, p.g.a., Tony Gilroy, Shivani Rawat, p.g.a. & Monica Levinson, p.g.a.
Written By: Tony Gilroy
Directed By: Brad Anderson

Street Date: July 3, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 57197541
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Scope 2.39
Rating: R for Language, some violence and a brief nude image
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Street Date: July 3, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 57197540
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: R for Language, some violence and a brief nude image
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

About Bleecker Street
Bleecker Street ( is an independently financed U.S. film distribution company founded in 2014 by Andrew Karpen. The studio specializes in smart and inviting entertainment appealing to discerning audiences nationwide. Its recent releases include Megan Leavey starring Kate Mara, the hit thriller Eye In The Sky with Helen Mirren, the Academy Award-nominated Captain Fantastic with Viggo Mortensen, and the Academy Award-nominated, Trumboand I’ll See You in My Dreams.

About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television and Awesomeness.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.


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