UPDATE: Garret won’t be in this film. Something about conflicting schedules.
The Boys of Abu Ghraib is an independent war drama set at the Iraq prison in 2003, and based on true events. The script was written by Luke Moran, who will also direct the film when it goes into production in July 2011 in New Mexico.
All American Jack Farmer leaves behind a fulfilling life to serve his country in Iraq at the peak of the war on terrorism. Stationed at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison, he is pushed to his limit as a daily bombardment of insurgent mortar attacks continually threaten his life. When an opportunity arises to work for the Military Police, Farmer jumps at it and finds himself behind the walls of the infamous Hard Site, a compound for the highest priority terrorists. He’s introduced to the world of military intelligence by Sergeant Tanner, whose harsh, and sometimes inhumane treatment of detainees raises doubts within Farmer about the Army’s procedure. Guided by a formidable moral conscience, Farmer treats the detainees well, even at the ridicule of his comrades, and befriends a wrongfully accused detainee named Ghazi, who becomes an unexpected confidant. When Ghazi is brought into military intelligence for interrogations, Farmer is forced to choose between his loyalty to his friend and his allegiance to his country. When his choice is proven wrong, the year’s worth of stress and trauma finally break him, driving him to commit an act he will forever regret.
CAST: Garret Dillahunt, Sean Astin, Sara Paxton, Haley Ramm, Nick Thurston, Luke Moran, Todd Leigh, Omid Abtahi, Jermaine Washington, Michael Welch
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