Chris Hemsworth Is A Horse Soldier In 911 War Drama ’12 Strong’ (Trailer)

On September 11, 2001, the world watched in terror. On September 12, 2001, they volunteered to fight.

12 Strong is an upcoming war drama based on the acclaimed best-selling book, Horse Soldiers, by Doug Stanton. It tells the story of CIA paramilitary officers and U.S. Special Forces sent to Afghanistan right after the September 11 attacks.

Set in the harrowing days following 9/11, 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 (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 Afghani 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.

Joining Hemsworth and Negahban in the Nicolai Fuglsig-directed film are Michael Peña, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, Austin Stowell, Ben O’Toole, Austin Hebert, Kenneth Miller, Kenny Sheard, Jack Kesy, Laith Nakli, Fahim Fazli, Yousuf Azami, Said Taghmaoui, Elsa Pataky, William Fichtner and Michael Shannon.

12 Strong arrives January 19. Check out the first trailer below.

12 Strong Movie Trailer