AFM: Vertical Entertainment Takes 'Boys Of Abu Ghraib'

The military thriller, executive produced by Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, hits North American theaters March 14.

Vertical Entertainment has picked up North American rights to Boys of Abu Ghraib, a military thriller from first-time director Luke Moran about a forbidden friendship between a U.S. soldier and an Iraqi detainee during the infamous torture scandal at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison.

Sean Astin, John Heard and Sara Paxton co-star.

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Vertical plans to bow the film in March next year.

Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz executive produced Boys. Electric Entertainment is handling international sales, shopping the title to buyers at this year's AFM.