Hollywood hunk Chris Hemsworth is swapping his hammer for an M4 and charges forth into battle in the intense true-life war drama 12 Strong, which has just released its first trailer. Check it out below:
Following the events of September 11, U.S. Special Forces soldier Captain Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is tasked with a clandestine mission that sees him and his platoon dropped into Afganistan to lead the fight against the Taliban. Joining forces with a local Afghan militia, Nelson and his unit find themselves riding horses into battle as they fight to protect a vital area that will lay the key to victory over the Taliban.
12 Strong has plenty of patriotic vigour to it, and Hemsworth looks every part the military man as he takes on this unique character and story. While there’s plenty of gun-blazing action, the film’s use of its unique horse battle sequences are definitely a thrill, director Nicolai Fuglsig pays equal attention to the families of the men, and the pressure that going to war has on their own wellbeing, along with the realization that not all of them will make it home.
12 Strong will be released on January 19, 2018.