Liberty Theatre | Camas WA | 12 Strong
12 Strong (R) Release Date: March 23rd, 2018
Runtime: 2 hr. 10 min.
Director: Nicolai Fuglsig
Genres: Drama, War
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban
Based on Doug Stanton’s non-fiction book “Horse Soldiers,” this war drama tells a story set just after the events of 9/11. Under the designation Task Force Dagger, a group of CIA paramilitary officers and US Special Forces, led by Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth) are sent into Afghanistan to take down the Taliban and their Al-Qaeda partners. Due to the unconventional nature of the warfare and the terrain, the twelve operatives are compelled to team up with General Abdul Rashid Dostum of the Northern Alliance (now the Vice President of Afghanistan), and fight on horseback to be most effective against the enemy. The film, whose tagline is “the declassified true story of the horse soldiers,” is produced by veteran genre/action filmmaker Jerry Bruckheimer, and directed by Danish filmmaker Nicolai Fuglsig. Appearing alongside Aussie superstar Hemsworth are Oscar nominee Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, Navid Negahban, Trevantae Rhodes and Elsa Pataky (Hemsworth’s wife in the film and real life).