In Theaters Today: 12 Strong
New in theaters today is 12 Strong, written by Ted Tally (The Silence of the Lambs, All the Pretty Horses) and Peter Craig (The Town, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2), adapted from Doug Stanton's book "Horse Soldiers."
The Warner Bros. film, directed by Nicolai Fuglsig, is 'based on true story' tale set in the wake of the devastating September 11th 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."