Michael Peña is going strong…
Warner Bros. has released the trailer for the war drama 12 Strong, starring the 41-year-old Mexican American actor.
“The most important thing a man can take into combat is a reason why,” says the trailer. In this case, it’s the thousands of tons of rubble that once was the Twin Towers. “Nineteen men attacked our country,” an officer says. “The 12 of you will be the first ones to fight back.”
The film stars Peña, Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon as three of the U.S. Special Forces dirty dozen who are tasked with going into the rugged mountains of Afghanistan. Once there, they must persuade Northern Alliance General Dostum (Navid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary.
Along with overcoming mutual distrust and a cultural chasm, the Americans — accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare — must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan 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.
Nicolai Fuglsig directs the war drama from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Ted Tally and Peter Craig wrote the script based on Doug Stanton’s bestseller.
Warner Bros. will release 12 Strong on January 19.