Warner Bros Pictures just released a new trailer for the dramatic action film, 12 Strong, directed by Nicolai Fuglsig. The war drama is based on the true story of the Horse Soldiers and their dangerous mission in Afghanistan immediately following the terrorist attack on 9/11.
Ted Tally (The Silence of the Lambs) and Peter Craig (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Parts 1 & 2) adapted the bestselling book, Horse Soldiers, by Doug Stanton.
Thor: Ragnarok‘s Chris Hemsworth leads a cast that includes Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Nocturnal Animals), Michael Peña (The Martian, Ant-Man), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Geoff Stults (Only the Brave), Thad Luckinbill (Only the Brave), 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). Navid Negahban (American Sniper, Homeland), Laith Nakli (24: Legacy), Fahim Fazli (American Sniper), Numan Acar (Homeland), Elsa Pataky (the Fast & Furious films), William Fichtner (Black Hawk Down, Armageddon) and Rob Riggle (The Hangover) are also featured in the dramatic film.
Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films production was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill, and Thad Luckinbill. Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Chad Oman, Mike Stenson, Ellen H. Schwartz, Garrett Grant, Yale Badik, Val Hill and Doug Stanton executive produced.
The R-rated thriller is set to open in theaters on January 19, 2018.
The Plot: 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 (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 (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 Afghan 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.