Screenwriter/actor Peyman Moaadi (‘A Separation’) has closed a deal to take the male lead opposite Kristen Stewart in writer-director Peter Sattler’s politically charged indie drama ‘Camp X-Ray,’ according to TheWrap.
As previously reported, Stewart is playing a young woman who enlists in the military to escape her suffocating small town, only to find that she is not going for a tour of duty in Iraq as she hoped. Instead, she been stationed at Guantanomo Bay. Met with hatred and abuse from the Muslim men in her charge, she forges an odd friendship with a young man (Moaadi’s character) who has been imprisoned at the camp for eight years.
The trade adds that Joseph Julian Soria (‘Crank,’ ‘Fast & Furious’) has landed a supporting role, playing one of Stewart’s closest friends on the base.
Gina Kwon and Sophia Lin are producing, with David Gordon Green on board as executive producer alongside Lindsay Williams and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein. ‘Camp X-Ray’ goes before cameras later this summer in Los Angeles.