New film: The Boys of Abu Ghraib

the boys of abu ghraib,movie posterFrom Variety earlier today:

Garret Dillahunt is set to co-star in the indie “The Boys of Abu Ghraib,” which Luke Moran is directing and producing. Story follows a U.S. soldier at the infamous Iraq prison who befriends a detainee accused of murder. Production is about to start in New Mexico.

The film has an official Facebook page and Moran also created a page on Kickstarter last month that has some more details about the film.

This is a unique and important story that we’re extremely passionate about. Based on the true events that occurred at Abu Ghraib in 2003, the film is about a group of young soldiers thrown into a hellish environment, with little but each other to help them cope with the challenges they face. (…)

This film demonstrates how a deplorable environment can drive a person with good intentions to the breaking point. The story is told from the soldier’s point of view, focusing on the psychological, rather than the political aspects of war.