TV News reporter Simon Hunt (Richard Gere) and cameraman Duck (Terrence Howard) have worked together in the world's hottest war zones: from Bosnia to Iraq, from Somalia to El Salvador. Together they have dodged bullets, filed incisive reports and collected Emmy awards. Then one terrible day in a Bosnian village everything changes. During a live broadcast on national television, Simon has a meltdown. After that, Duck is promoted and Simon just disappears.
Five years later Duck returns to Sarajevo with rookie reporter Benjamin (Jesse Eisenberg) to cover the fifth anniversary of the end of the war. Simon shows up, a ghost from the past, with the promise of a world exclusive. He convinces Duck that he knows the whereabouts of Bosnia's most wanted war criminal "The Fox." Armed only with spurious information Simon, Duck and Benjamin embark on a dark and dangerous mission that takes them deep into hostile territory.
It's the scoop of a lifetime, but will they live to report it?