Inspired by Alice in Wonderland
In the wake of Sept. 11, Capt. Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth) leads a U.S. Special Forces team into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. Once there, the soldiers develop an uneasy partnership with the Northern Alliance to take down the Taliban and its al-Qaeda allies. Outgunned and outnumbered, Nelson and his forces face overwhelming odds in a fight against a ruthless enemy that takes no prisoners.
12 Strong is an upcoming war drama film to be released a month from now on January 19th. This film was directed by Nicolai Fuglsig, written by Peter Craig and Ted Tally and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The movie is based on Doug Stanton's book: Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan.
While Hollywood has stayed away from producing movies relating to 9/11, this movie provides another side to the story. Kayti Burt reports: "12 Strong, an upcoming war film starring Chris Hemsworth as U.S. Special Forces Captain Mitch Nelson, seems poised to address some of the complicated issues that arose out of the events of 9/11, while telling a unique story that is both slightly removed from the events of 9/11, but directly related to them."
As Stanton explains in the author's note, the book is based on interviews, journals, previously published media accounts, contemporaneous photography, and voluminous official U.S. military logs and histories. Stanton also visited many of the sites he writes about in the book -- but not during the time the events he describes were unfolding.