Nicolas Cage stars in this political drama based on the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Louisiana congressman Colin Pryce (Cage), representing New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, finds himself in the spotlight when a British Petroleum oil rig explodes in his territory. As the little-known politican goes on national television to beg for aid to help those affected by the spill, he unwittingly becomes an overnight celebrity, much to the delight of his fame-hungry wife Deborah (Connie Nielsen). As Pryce's power and status grows, he finds himself once again making the headlines but this time for being caught having an affair with a married woman. Can Pryce fight off the unwanted media attention to achieve his goal of running for senate?