Chris Hemsworth & “12 Strong” cast share story of 1st special forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11. For Chris Hemsworth, it was a no-brainer that 12 Strong would be compelling onscreen.Hemsworth stars in “12 Strong” as Capt. Mitch Nelson, a character based on Green Beret Mark Nutsch — leader of a 12-man U.S. Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan immediately after 9/11. The 34-year-old star spoke with Nutsch while preparing for the part, ultimately realizing there’s an additional burden in depicting a real-life hero. It’s based on the heroic true story of Green Berets riding horses into victory in the impossible Afghanistan terrain after 9/11. The film, due out Friday, is based on author Doug Stanton’s book “Horse Soldiers.” Nutsch and his squad were dispatched to Afghanistan with the goal of convincing Afghan allies to collaborate with them in wiping out Taliban forces. Nutsch’s team and their allies navigated the country on horseback. With aid from American air support, they overcame tremendous odds to liberate Taliban-controlled Mazar-i-Sharif — Afghanistan’s fourth largest city — in three weeks, with the entire squad intact.

They discuss this and more interesting facts and experiences in our coverage of the “12 Strong” Press Conference held at the London Hotel, in West Hollywood on January 5, 2018



Action, Drama, History, War

Release: January 19, 2018

Director: Nicolai Fuglsig

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky, Taylor Sheridan, Michael Shannon, Austin Stowell, Michael Peña, Geoff Stults, Rob Riggle, Jack Kesy, Trevante Rhodes, Navid Negahban, Laith Nakli, Ben O’Toole, Yasmine Aker, Alisson King, Lauren Myers, Kevin Kent, Fahim Fazli, Kenneth Miller, Veronica Diaz Carranza.

Synopsis: 12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

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Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth during premiere of the film in New York City on Tuesday, January 16