August 09, 2014 02:07:59 GMT
Stewart plays a young Army guard who strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
Kristen Stewart is front and center in IFC's "Camp X-Ray" first trailer. The "Twilight" actress stars as a young woman who joins the military and ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white.
Trailer starts with Stewart among fellow freshmen, being addressed about the "detainees" that should not be called "prisoners" although they have spent more than 8 years on the Bay and endured worse than just detainee. Their commander warns the newbies not to get the detainees inside their heads.
But Stewart strikes up an unusual friendship with Detainee 471, played by Peyman Moaadi. As two people on opposite sides of a war, they struggle to find their way through the ethical quagmire of Guantanamo Bay. In the process, they form an unlikely bond that changes them both.
A directing debut of Peter Sattler, "Camp X-Ray" was premiered at Sundance back in January to mixed reviews. It will be released to limited theaters on October 17.