|Directed by||:||Nicolai Fuglsig||Produced by||:||Jerry Bruckheimer, Molly Smith||Written by||:||Ted Tally Peter Craig||Based on||:||Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton||Starring||:||Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban, Trevante Rhodes||Cinematography||:||Rasmus Videbæk||Production companies||:||Alcon Entertainment|
12 Strong (also known as 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers) is a 2018 American war drama film directed by Nicolai Fuglsig and written by Ted Tally and Peter Craig. The film is based on Doug Stanton's non-fiction book Horse Soldiers, which tells the story of CIA paramilitary officers and U.S. Special Forces, in addition to USAF Combat Controllers, sent to Afghanistan immediately after the September 11 attacks. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, William Fichtner, and Rob Riggle.
Principal photography began in January 2017 in New Mexico. The film was released in the United States on January 19, 2018 by Warner Bros. Pictures, in standard and IMAX theaters. It received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the cast and action but criticized the by-the-numbers execution and lack of hindsight of the War in Afghanistan.