12 Strong

Chris Hemsworth Stars in the Powerful War Drama, ’12 Strong’

by Christopher Joseph | January 29, 2018 8:59 pm CST

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September 11, 2001, will forever be etched in the hearts of many Americans. The attack on the twin towers was a tragedy that bred heroes who put their lives in danger to ensure the safety of the American people. 12 Strong is a film about these heroes who risked their lives to put an end to the global threat of the Taliban.

12 Strong is a dramatic retelling of a true story based off the novel Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton. The film is set in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks when a U.S. 12-man Special Forces team led by their captain, Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first group sent to Afghanistan for an important mission. There, the members must meet up with the Northern Alliance General to set up an unusual strategy to fight against the Taliban.

In an interview with IGN, Hemsworth said, “We had a lot of people on set come up to us from Afghanistan and said thank you, they were saying thank you for telling a story that shows the world that we’re not all terrorists.”

12 Strong is in theaters now.

Release Date: Jan. 19
Rating: R

Watch The Trailer for 12 Strong