CS Video: Director Rod Lurie on The Outpost, Plus Exclusive Clip!
ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to chat with The Outpost director Rod Lurie on his upcoming war drama which will be making its debut in theaters and on VOD on Friday, July 3. In addition, CS has an exclusive clip from the film featuring star Scott Eastwood. You can check out the interview and the exclusive clip below!
Based on CNN news correspondent Jake Tapper’s New York Times bestselling non-fiction book The Outpost: An Untold Story Of American Valor, the film tells the epic true story of a small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.
The Outpost stars Scott Eastwood (Pacific Rim: Uprising), Caleb Landry Jones (Get Out), Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings), Jack Kesy (Without Remorse), Taylor John Smith (Hunter Killer), Jacob Scipio (Bad Boys for Life), and Milo Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge).
The Outpost is directed by Rod Lurie (The Contender, The Last Castle) from a screenplay adapted by Oscar-nominated duo Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter). The film is produced by Millennium Media with Paul Merryman, Marc Frydman, Jeffrey Greenstein, Jonathan Yunger, Tamasy, and Les Weldon, with Avi Lerner, Jake Tapper, Trevor Short, Johson, Boaz Davidson, Robert Van Norden, John Kalafatis, Mark Rhino Smith, and Tommy Vlahopoulos executive producing.