Film - 12 Strong


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Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon star in 12 STRONG, a powerful new war drama from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Based on the best-selling book Horse Soldiers, it is story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11.

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 (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 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.

Playing the 12 Strong U.S. Special Forces team are Hemsworth, Shannon, 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 (TV’s The Strain). Actors portraying soldiers of Afghanistan’s Northern Alliance include Navid Negahban (American Sniper, TV’s Homeland), Laith Nakli (24: Legacy), Fahim Fazli (American Sniper) and Yousuf Azami (Lone Survivor), with Said Taghmaoui (Wonder Woman) as a Taliban military leader. 

The ensemble cast also includes Elsa Pataky (the Fast & Furious films), as Mitch Nelson’s wife, and William Fichtner (Black Hawk Down, Armageddon) and Rob Riggle (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Hangover) as U.S. Army officers. 

Award-winning director Nicolai Fuglsig directed the film, which is produced by legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer, together with Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill under their Black Label Media banner. Oscar winner Ted Tally and Peter Craig wrote the screenplay, based on the acclaimed book by best-selling author Doug Stanton. The executive producers are Oscar nominees and Alcon principals Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnsontogether with Chad Oman, Mike Stenson, Ellen H. Schwartz, Garrett Grant, Yale Badik, Val Hill and Doug Stanton.



The film is slated for release on January 19th, 2018 in the US and a week later in the UK

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