Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have acquired film rights to Doug Stanton’s upcoming book “Horse Soldiers,” reports Variety.
The story revolves around a band of elite special forces and CIA operatives who secretly invaded Afghanistan post-9/11 on horseback and helped Afghan fighters capture the city of Mazar-i-Sharif and topple the Taliban.
In “Horse Soldiers,” the operatives helped orchestrate the invasion by bribing local warlords and using high-tech communications to coordinate the assault and equip the Afghan soldiers. They also held off an ambush during the surrender of hundreds of Taliban troops.
Bruckheimer will produce the film.