Release date:July 3, 2020
Screenwriters:Eric Johnson, Paul Tamasy
Starring:Orlando Bloom, Milo Gibson, Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones
A big screen adaptation of the true Afghanistan war tale by CNN's Jake Tapper. Published in 2012, "The Outpost" is subtitled "An Untold Story of American Valor" and is officially described as follows:
At 6:00 a.m. on the morning of October 3, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating was viciously attacked by Taliban insurgents. The 53 U.S. troops, having been stationed at the bottom of three steep mountains, were severely out-manned by nearly 400 Taliban fighters. Though the Americans ultimately prevailed, their casualties made it one of the war's deadliest battles for U.S. forces. And after more than three years in that dangerous and vulnerable valley a mere 14 miles from the Pakistan border, the U.S. abandoned and bombed the camp. A Pentagon investigation later concluded that there was no reason for Outpost Keating to have been there in the first place.