The Outpost based on the deadliest battles of the Afghan War releasing on 3rd July 2020.
The wait is finally over! The trailer for ‘The Outpost’, an upcoming war drama film about the Battle of Kamdesh has been released. The film is based on the book of the same name ‘The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor’ by Jake Tapper.
One of the first films to return to the big screen amid the coronavirus pandemic, this film was scheduled to premiere at the 2020 South by Southwest Film Festival, but the festival was canceled due to Covid-19. Now the film is releasing just a day before America’s Independence day i.e 3rd July 2020.
The film revolves around a battle when a small number of American soldiers at Combat Outpost Keating, a remote base in eastern Afghanistan repelled an attack from more than 300 Taliban fighters on October 3, 2009. The battle was surely won by the Americans but it came with a heavy price. No doubt, it resulted in the killing of 150 enemy fighters but eight American soldiers were also killed and 27 were wounded.
The film stars Orlando Bloom, Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, Milo Gibson, Jack Kesy, and Will Attenborough. The film has been directed by Rod Lurie who himself is an Army Veteran. The screenplay is written by Paul Tamasay and Eric Johnson. The Outpost also features veterans of the battle in the film. The film will hit the theatres on 3rd July 2020.