'Twilight' star's Guantanamo Bay drama makes UK debut at the London Film Festival October 9
Kristen Stewart stars as a young army recruit sent to work as a guard at Guantanamo Bay in the tense drama Camp X-Ray. A new trailer has been released which reveals her character’s struggles to adjust to life working in the maximum security detention centre. The film makes its UK debut at the London Film Festival on October 9.
In the new trailer, which opens with footage of the 911 attacks on New York, her commanding officer warns: “You gotta remember, some of these dudes have been in here for eight years. They’ve been in here before some of you were even in high school. They will test you and they will best you.”
Filmmaker Peter Sattler previously worked as a graphic designer on films including Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line and Star Trek. The writer/director took his debut film to the Sundance Film Festival in January this year where Twilight star Stewart earned positive reviews for her portrayal of Private Amy Cole.
The film’s synopsis has revealed Cole joined the military “to be part of something bigger than herself and her small town roots” but the unfortunate rookie “ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay instead”.
“Her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive squadmates, she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees [played by Peyman Maadi]. A story of two people, on opposite sides of a war, struggling to find their way through the ethical quagmire of Guantanamo Bay. And in the process, they form an unlikely bond that changes them both.”
As reported the world of The Twilight Saga is set to return through five short films which will premiere exclusively on Facebook next year.
The general UK release date for Camp X-Ray is yet to be confirmed. Watch the new trailer below.