12 Strong interviews with Chris Hemsworth, Michael Pena, Trevante Rhodes, Rob Riggle and producer Jerry Bruckheimer
The Warner Bros. Pictures film 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers will hit theaters on January 19 and we recently got a chance to chat with some of the cast, including Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers films), Michael Peña (Ant-Man), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Rob Riggle (The Hangover), who actually served under the military man he plays, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. You can check out our 12 Strong interviews in the player below.
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 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.
Award-winning director Nicolai Fuglsig directed the film, which is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Black Hawk Down), together with Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill (La La Land, Sicario) under their Black Label Media banner. Oscar winner Ted Tally (The Silence of the Lambs) and Peter Craig (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Parts 1 & 2) wrote the screenplay. The executive producers are Oscar nominees and Alcon principals Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson (The Blind Side), together with Chad Oman, Mike Stenson, Ellen H. Schwartz, Garrett Grant, Yale Badik and Val Hill.
12 Strong is slated for release on January 19, 2018. What do you guys think of the cast interviews? Let us know in the comments.