12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers

Warner Bros. just dropped the trailer for 12 Strong, a new Chris Hemsworth film based on the Afghanistan war book Horse Soldiers.

12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Navid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghani horse soldiers. But despite their uneasy bond, the new allies face overwhelming odds: outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.

12 Strong was directed by Danish director and photojournalist Nicolai Fuglsig and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The script was written by Ted Tally (Silence of the Lambs) and Peter Craig (Mockingjay, Part 1 & 2), adapted from the book by Doug Stanton.

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12 Strong Cast

In addition to Hemsworth and Negahban (HomelandAmerican Sniper), 12 Strong stars Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals), Michael Peña (Ant-Man), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Geoff Stults (Only the Brave), Thad Luckinbill (The Young and the Restless), Austin Stowell (Bridge of Spies), Ben O’Toole (Hacksaw Ridge), Austin Hebert (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back), Kenneth Miller (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot), Kenny Sheard (13 Hours), and Jack Kesy (The Strain) as U.S. Special Forces soldiers.

12 Strong - Movie Trailer

Hemsworth’s real-life wife Elsa Pataky (Fast & Furious franchise) will play Nelson’s wife in the film. Other actors appearing in the film include: William Fichtner (Black Hawk Down) and Rob Riggle (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) as U.S. Army officers.

12 Strong Release Date

12 Strong will hit theaters January 19th in the U.S.


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