The 24-year-old actress portrays Private Amy Cole, a young woman who joins the army with idealistic expectations. The character ends up as a guard at Guantanamo Bay detention camp, where she is surrounded by hostile detainees and aggressive squadmates. Cole begins an unlikely friendship with detainee Ali Amir (Peyman Moaadi), and comes to realize her mission is not as black and white as it seems.
The film is directed by Peter Sattler, and co-stars John Carroll Lynch as Colonel Drummond, Lane Garrison as Corporal Randy Ransdell, Joseph Julian Soria as Private Rico Cruz, Cory Michael Smith as Private Bergen and Julia Duffy as Amy's mother, Betty Cole. The movie debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in January, and opens in theaters October 17.