Theatrical premiere: January 19, 2018 (United States)
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban, Trevante Rhodes, Elsa Pataky, William Fichtner, and Rob Riggle.
Director: Nicolai Fuglsig
Screenwriter: Ted Tally and Peter Craig
Chris Hemsworth and Oscar nominee, Michael Shannon, star in 12 STRONG, a powerful new war drama from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.
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.
“12 Strong” Trailer
“12 Strong” Cast in Stills
Chris Hemsworth as Captain Mitch Nelson, inspired by Mark Nutsch
Michael Shannon as Chief Warrant Officer Cal Spencer, one of the members of Mitch’s team
Michael Peña as Sergeant First Class Sam Diller, one of the members of Mitch’s team the group attempting to cut off the Taliban’s supply line
Navid Negahban as General Abdul Rashid Dostum, the leader of the Alliance and is now Vice President of Afghanistan
Trevante Rhodes as Sergeant First Class Ben Milo, one of the members of Mitch’s team
Elsa Pataky as Mitch’s wife
William Fichtner as Colonel Mulholland, one of two U.S. Army officers
Rob Riggle as Colonel Max Bowers, one of two U.S. Army officers
Thad Luckinbill as one of the members of Mitch’s team
Geoff Stults as one of the members of Mitch’s team
Austin Stowell as Staff Sergeant Fred Falls, an American soldier on the elite U.S. Special Forces team.
Ben O’Toole as Scott Black, one of the members of Mitch’s team
Austin Hébert as SFC Pat Essex
Kenneth Miller as one of the members of Mitch’s team
Kenny Sheard as one of the members of Mitch’s team
Jack Kesy as one of the members of Mitch’s team
Film stills from “12 Strong”
Black Label Media
Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Warner Bros. Pictures