The first official trailer for the true story war film 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers surprisingly dropped online today. The film is based on the book Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton, and "recounts how in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, a group of CIA paramilitary officers and US Special Forces are sent to Afghanistan to join General Abdul Rashid Dostum in the fight against the Taliban."
Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig, the film sports a huge ensemble cast headlined by Chris Hemsworth, Michale Shannon, Michael Peña, Austin Stowell, Trevante Rhodes, and Rob Riggle.
Watch the first official trailer below:
Well, this trailer literally came out of nowhere to this morning and surprisingly slipped past my radar all year. However, I'm now extremely interested in the film and excited to see Hemsworth in different type of role. Add in the great Michael Shannon and the always fantastic Michael Peña. The January release date is worrisome but nowadays January isn't quite the dumping ground it used to be.
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12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers is set to hit theaters on January 19th, 2018.
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 (Nvid 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