"12 Strong," opening everywhere today, is a real life tale of heroism triumphing over impossible odds. Chris Hemsworth stars as the leader of a task force that included US Army Green Berets working alongside CIA officers, to infiltrate a heavily contested area of Afghanistan in the days following 9/11 -- on horseback. It's full of larger-than-life characters that, it turns out, are actual people, and action sequences that are even more thrilling because they really happened. As orchestrated by legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer, it's a movie that will have you on the edge of your seat even if you know how the story ends.
We recently got a chance to sit down with Bruckheimer and the stars of "12 Strong" (including Michael Pena and Trevante Rhodes), to talk about what kind of training they had to do for the film and what their favorite Jerry Bruckheimer production is, along with a bonus (and very funny) story about Hemsworth and his horse.
In the wake of Sept. 11, Capt. Mitch Nelson leads a U.S. Special Forces team into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. Once there, the soldiers develop an uneasy partnership with the Northern Alliance to take down the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies. Outgunned and outnumbered, Nelson and his forces face overwhelming odds in a fight against a ruthless enemy that takes no prisoners. Read More