Michael Pena is set to join Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon in Nicolai Fuglsig’s true story tale “Horse Soldiers” for Lionsgate, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Black Label Media.
The tense true story follows a U.S. Special Forces team and their untested captain sent to a rugged region of Afghanistan in the weeks after 9/11.
Pena will play Diller, a West Virginia hick and member of Mitch’s (Hemsworth) team that was assigned to join forces with a Northern Alliance warlord to fight against overwhelming odds to drive out the Taliban.
His character shows great bravery when he volunteers to lead a group around the mountains into life-threatening terrain to attempt to cut of a supply line.
Jerry Bruckheimer, Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill are producing.