Roy (Michael Shannon) is a father desperate to protect his uniquely gifted, eight-year-old son Alton (Jaeden Lieberher). Joined by his accomplice, Lucas, and his ex-wife, Sarah, this group must race to get Alton to a secret location all while being hunted by an extreme religious sect led by Calvin Meyer and a government task force headed up by Paul Sevier. It is a full-on chase, the outcome of which could bring about a world-changing event.