The heart of a hero. That’s a phrase that is thrown about, a phrase that’s said with abandon. As a member of the military, it’s a phrase I take very seriously. 12 Strong, the feature film based on a true story hitting theaters January 19th, is all about sharing the story of real heroes. To celebrate the release of this film, I’m honored to co-host a Twitter party event for 12 Strong 1/17 at 8pmET!
If you aren’t familiar with 12 Strong, or the best-selling book “Horse Soldiers,” here’s what you need to know:
Chris Hemsworth (“Thor,” “The Avengers” films) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road,” “Nocturnal Animals”) star in “12 Strong,” a powerful new war drama from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media, and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Based on Doug Stanton’s best-selling book, “Horse Soldiers,” it is story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11.
“12 Strong” is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Navid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghani horse soldiers. But despite their uneasy bond, the new allies face overwhelming odds: outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.
Rated R for war violence and language throughout.
Have you seen the 12 Strong trailers? Check them out here:
I’m excited to be a co-host of the 12 Strong Movie Twitter party, with my dear friend Lisa from Crazy Adventures In Parenting. Here are the Twitter party details:
Date and Time: 1/17 at 8pm ET
RSVP here: http://bit.ly/12StrongRSVP