Status: Pre-Production As of May 6, 2018
Pre-Production: Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script. Scheduled to begin production August 2018.
"The Outpost" is Combat Outpost Keating, located in Afghanistan only 14 miles from the Pakistani border, where 53 Americans prevailed against nearly 400 Taliban fighters in a day-long clash on Oct. 3, 2009.
U.S. Release DateThe Outpost release date is set for To Be Announced (TBA)
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Production CompaniesMillennium Films
Rating MPAANot Available
Set at Combat Outpost Keating in 2009, soldiers are ordered to establish a military based in an isolated Afghan province butting up against Pakistan, when the D.C. policy is to protect locals and win hearts and minds by supporting economic development. The base is surrounded by mountains, leaving the troops as sitting ducks. After insurgents selectively shell them and sabotage aid projects, the troops are finally attacked by over 400 Taliban fighters in the bloodiest attack of that year.
modified plot formulation from deadline.com
Trivia & Production Notes
- Based on Jake Tapper's book "The Outpost: An Untold Story Of American Valor."
- Scott Eastwood will play Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha and Caleb Landry Jones will play Specialist Ty Michael Carter, both of whom received the Congressional Medal of Honor. Orlando has been cast in the role of 1st Lieutenant Benjamin D. Keating 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, who was killed in Afghanistan (Hollywood Reporter, 5/3/2018).
Also Known As
- The Outpost: An Untold Story Of American Valor