12 Strong (aka 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers): Fuglsig’s War Actioner, Starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon

Nicolai Fuglsig directed 12 Strong (aka 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers), a war actioner written by Ted Tally and Peter Craig.

12 Strong
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Theatrical release poster

The film, which was previously titled “Horse Soldiers,” is based on Doug Stanton’s non-fiction book Horse Soldiers, about the U.S. Army Special Forces sent to Afghanistan immediately after the September 11 attacks.

The large ensemble includes Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, William Fichtner, and Rob Riggle.

Released on January 19, 2018 by Warner, the film received mixed response from critics, who praised the cast and action but criticized the conventional  execution and lack of specific details of the War in Afghanistan.


Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig
Written by Ted Tally, Peter Craig, based on Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill

Cinematography Rasmus Videbæk
Edited by Lisa Lassek
Music by Lorne Balfe

Distributed by: Warner (North America)l Lionsgate (International)

Release date: January 19, 2018 (US)

Running time: 129 minutes
Budget $35 million