With December a little over a week away, moviegoers are already starting to look ahead to 2018, and one of the first movies coming out on Jan. 19 is Warner Bros’ 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers.
Based on Doug Stanton’s bestselling book Horse Soldiers, the film is directed by Danish war photographer Nicolai Fuglsig, and it stars Chris Hemsworth as Captain Mitch Nelson, who has been chosen to lead the first U.S. Special Forces team into Afghanistan following 9/11. Once there, they have to convince the Northern Alliance General Dostum (Navid Negahban) to help them fight the Taliban and Al Qaeda, and in order to bridge the cultural divide, the team adopts the tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers to take on a seemingly unstoppable enemy.
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer with Black Label Media’s Molly Smith, Trent and Thad Luckinbill (La La Land) from a screenplay by Ted Tally (The Silence of the Lambs) and Peter Craig (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), the film also stars Michael Shannon, who you can see more of in the second trailer.
Hemsworth is joined on the field of battle by Michael Peña, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, Austin Stowell, Ben O’Toole, Austin Hebert, Kenneth Miller, Kenny Sheard and Jack Kesy while the cast also includes Laith Nakli, Fahim Fazli, Yousuf Azami, Said Taghmaoui, Elsa Pataky, William Fichtner and Rob Riggle.
You can check out the new trailer below.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor