Thursday, November 7, 2013

Release date set for Boys of Abu Ghraib

Sean Astin filmed this indie thriller in New Mexico over two years ago. He confessed it gave him "haunting nightmares for weeks afterwards." More information and release date are now available.

"A dramatic war thriller about the world’s most notorious prison: Abu Ghraib. Stationed there in 2003, American soldier Jack Farmer is tasked with guarding the Hard Site, a cell block for the Army’s top-priority suspected terrorists. But as a rookie for the Military Police, he has no idea what he’s doing. He’s shown the ropes by a guard named Tanner (Sean Astin), who demonstrates control of prisoners through violence and intimidation.

Farmer’s shifts are long and lonely, until he secretly befriends an English speaking prisoner named Ghazi. The two men pass time together and grow close, but Ghazi soon becomes the subject of harsh interrogations over his suspected engineering of a bomb that killed innocent civilians. As the interrogations increase and their friendship is unveiled, Farmer must choose a side. A decision that threatens to destroy him." Source

Vertical Entertainment has acquired North American distribution rights;  with a theatrical release date of March 28, 2014. The film will be available on movies on demand February 25; check your local cable or satellite provider.

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