Director Rod Lurie announced on Social Media today that his film The Outpost will be returning to theaters next week, in honor of Veteran’s Day. The film, which had an initial run in theaters in early July, will be returning with a new director’s cut, with added scenes and a new introduction. Screening exclusively via Fathom Events, The Outpost will be screened for four days, starting on Veteran’s Day, November 11, through November 14.
Based on true events, The Outpost is a military thriller set in Afghanistan in 2009 and tells the story of a small group of American soldiers who held off hundreds of Taliban insurgents at a remote military outpost deep in the mountains. The battle was the bloodiest battle of the Afghan War and the American military unit became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict, including two soldiers who would win the Medal of Honor.
The screenplay, adapted by Oscar-nominated screenwriting duo Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter), is based on the 2012 book by CNN correspondent Jake Tapper, “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor.” It stars Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, Orlando Bloom, Jack Kesy, Taylor John Smith, Jacob Scipio, and Milo Gibson.
Lurie, himself a West Point graduate and soldier, said of this film, “I will never in my life, ever, do anything as important as this.”
Our editor Joey Magidson has The Outpost contending for several Academy Award nominations, currently predicting Oscar citations for the film’s Sound, as well as Lurie and Rita Wilson‘s Original Song.
Tickets can be purchased directly through Fathom Events at this link: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/the-outpost-1?presale=.