The Outpost, based on a book by CNN host Jake Tapper, has debuted its trailer. The film is about a company in the Afghanistan War in 2009 embroiled in The Battle of Kamdesh. The film is directed by Rod Lurie and written by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson. The film stars Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, Orlando Bloom, Jack Kesy, Cory Hardrict, Milo Gibson, Jacob Scipio, Taylor John Smith, and Jonathan Yunger. It was initially supposed to debut at SXSW 2020 in March, but the festival was canceled. It will now debut on VOD streaming and select theaters on July 3rd, just in time for Independence Day. You can watch the trailer for The Outpost below.
The Outpost Synopsis
"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) Three troops who fought at COP Keating appear in the film including Medal of Honor recipient Ty Carter."
I mean, this makes total sense to release it when they are. Tried and true, war films are a great way to make some quick money, and this one has a pedigree that most lack. This could be a sleeper hit, keep your eyes peeled for The Outpost when it releases July 3rd.