Four Wall Street high-flyers find themselves trapped in a lift in a not-yet-occupied office building in the South Bronx, New York. They are all ridiculously over-paid and ruthlessly ambitious and all have been directed there by an office exercise called ‘escape room’, in which they are trapped in a lift for an hour.
Their only objective is to get out — but how? Like rats in a trap, they reveal their true characters and descend into bitter conflict, especially after one of them produces a gun. It emerges that the exercise has not been organised by their employer, but by someone else. The question is, who? And will they emerge alive? Spine-chilling stuff.