The official trailer has been released for The Outpost, an upcoming war film starring Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones and Orlando Bloom.
The film is based on the real Battle of Kamdesh that took place during the War in Afghanistan on October 3, 2009. A small unit of U.S. soldiers stationed on an outpost located deep in an Afghan valley found themselves overwhelmed by Taliban fighters – an estimated 300 – in a battle that would result in 8 American soldiers and an estimated 150 Taliban killed.
It looks solid, although the production does have a much smaller-than-expected look to it all. With so many war films treading similar territory over the years, it’s a little hard to stand out from the pack like 1917 recently did. Still, keen to give it a watch.
Directed by Rod Lurie (The Contender, Nothing But the Truth, The Last Castle) and written by The Fighter and The Finest Hours scribes Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, The Outpost will be hitting select U.S. theaters and On Demand on July 3rd.
Official synopsis for The Outpost:
Based on true events, in this military thriller, a small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Rod Lurie (The Contender, The Last Castle) and adapted by Oscar-nominated screenwriting duo Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter) the film stars Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones and Orlando Bloom with Jack Kesy, Cory Hardrict, Milo Gibson, Jacob Scipio, Taylor John Smith, Jonathan Yunger. Three troops who fought at COP Keating appear in the film including Medal of Honor recipient Ty Carter.
The Outpost is based on The New York Times best-selling non-fiction book, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor from CNN’s Jake Tapper.