Milo Gibson joins cast of action drama The Outpost
Deadline reports that Breaking & Exiting star Milo Gibson will join the cast of Millennium Films‘ action drama film The Outpost. Gibson is set to play the character of Captain Robert Yllescas, a soldier was unfortunately killed during a mission in Afghanistan.
He joins a cast that includes Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings), Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad, Pacific Rim 2: Uprising) and Caleb Landry Jones (Get Out) are also starring in the film.
The Outpost is based on CNN news correspondent Jake Tapper’s bestselling book “The Outpost: An Untold Story Of American Valor.” The book tells the epic true story of the 50 soldiers who battled a force of over 400 Taliban in Northeastern Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Originally built to engage the locals in community development projects and help the spread of democracy, Outpost Keating faced a constant threat of being attacked by the Taliban, putting the U.S. army soldiers stationed there at unbelievable risk. When the brass finally decided to close the base, the Taliban found out and decided to make a statement.
The Outpost will be directed by Lurie (Straw Dogs, Nothing but the Truth) and was adapted by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter). Paul Merryman developed the script, which Tamasy and Johnson co-wrote, and will produce alongside Tamasy and Marc Frydman under their Battle Plan Productions banner. Jeffrey Greenstein, Jonathan Yunger, Les Weldon, and Matt O’Toole are also producing for Millennium Films, with John Thompson, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, and Yariv Lerner executive producing.
Gibson’s first feature film was the biographical war drama film Hacksaw Ridge which was directed by his father Mel Gibson. He will next be seen in upcoming movies like Hurricane which will be release this year in September and Brother’s Keeper in 2019.
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