London, 1814. The adventurous James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy) returns unexpectedly after ten years from Africa. The man believes that he will be able to take over a huge enterprise from his father. However, it soon becomes clear that it will not be easy. It turns out that the inheritance left by the deceased businessman is completely different than it might initially seem. Delaney goes against the East India Company, playing a dangerous game between fighting England and America.