The trailer for The Outpost, an upcoming military thriller about the Battle of Kamdesh, has finally arrived.
Based on the book of the same name by CNN anchor Jake Tapper, The Outpost follows a handful of American soldiers at Combat Outpost Keating, a remote and exposed base in eastern Afghanistan, who repelled a massive attack from more than 300 Taliban fighters on Oct. 3, 2009.
The battle resulted in nearly 150 enemy fighters killed, but it came at a heavy price. Though the base still stood, eight Americans were killed, and 27 were wounded.
Overnight, Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment became one of the most decorated units of the war in Afghanistan. The fighting resulted in two Medals of Honor, awarded to Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha and Spc. Ty Carter, as well as 27 Purple Hearts, 37 Army Commendation Medals, and 18 Bronze Stars for valor, and nine Silver Stars, according to Military.com.
Directed by Rod Lurie, an Army veteran himself, The Outpost stars Scott Eastwood as Romesha and Caleb Landry Jones as Carter — who also appears in the movie. They are joined by Orlando Bloom (Lord of The Rings, Pirates of the Carribean) who plays Capt. Ben Keating.
The screenplay was written by Paul Tamasay and Eric Johnson (The Fighter), and the film includes several military veterans, in addition to Carter, in a variety of roles.
“It should be a day that every American knows,” The Outpost's director, Rod Lurie, said in a March 4 behind-the-scenes featurette. “It should be part of American history.”
The Outpost premieres in theaters and On Demand July 3.