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‘Moonlight’ Actor Trevante Rhodes Joins Chris Hemsworth’s ‘Horse Soldiers’

“Moonlight” star Trevante Rhodes has joined Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, and Michael Pena in the Afghanistan War drama “Horse Soldiers” for Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Black Label Media Productions.

Lionsgate is handling foreign sales on the project at the American Film Market. Nicolai Fuglsig is directing the film from a script by Peter Craig and Ted Tally.

Producers are Jerry Bruckheimer, Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill.  The project is Bruckheimer’s first venture into the independent sector. Chad Oman is exec producing.

Horse Soldiers” is based on Doug Stanton’s book about a U.S. Special Forces team and their captain after they are dispatched to a mountainous region of Afghanistan in the weeks immediately following 9/11. The soldiers must join forces with a Northern Alliance warlord to fight against overwhelming odds to drive out the Taliban.

Bruckheimer launched development of “Horse Soldiers” in 2009.

Rhodes will also be seen in Terrence Malick’s upcoming film “Weightless.” He is repped by CAA and manager Carissa Stewart.

Black Label Media’s slate includes “La La Land,” “Granite Mountain,” “Rebel in the Rye,” and “Sicario” sequel “Soldado,” starring Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro. Bruckheimer’s fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” film, which sees Johnny Depp return as Captain Sparrow, will be released on May 26, 2017.

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