VIDEO: Watch Chris Hemsworth in Official Trailer for 12 STRONG
Chris Hemsworth ("Thor," "The Avengers" films) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon ("Revolutionary Road," "Nocturnal Animals") star in 12 STRONG, a powerful new war drama from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films that tells the declassified true story of the Horse Soldiers. 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. The film will hit theaters on January 19, 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 (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). The ensemble cast also includes Navid Negahban ("American Sniper," TV's "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 Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "The Hangover").