India’s MVP Entertainment is all set to release the most epic war drama of 2018, ‘12 Strong’ in India this January. The film stars the talented Chris Hemsworth and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon, and is directed by Danish filmmaker Nicolai Fuglsig and written by Ted Tally and Peter Craig.
Releasing on 19th January, the film is based on the best-selling book ‘Horse Soldiers’, a story on heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11. The experience the film is trying to create, is a culture shock in ways more than one, and showcases how American soldiers learnt to communicate, work alongside, and trust their Afghan comrades, but also how they adapted their tactics to the more rudimentary ways of the Afghan horse soldiers.
‘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 2 Alliance General Dostum (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
The main star cast also includes Michael Peña, Navid Negahban, Trevante Rhodes, Elsa Pataky, William Fichtner, and Rob Riggle.