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SXSW Debut Nixed, Rod Lurie-Directed Afghan War Thriller ‘The Outpost’ Lands Screen Media Deal

SXSW Debut Nixed, Rod Lurie-Directed Afghan War Thriller ‘The Outpost’ Lands Screen Media Deal

Exclusive: Screen Media has acquired U.S. rights to The Outpost, the Rod Lurie-directed adapation of CNN anchor Jake Tapper’s bestselling non-fiction book The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor. The military thriller is about a small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battling to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh 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.

The film was set to have its world premiere at the South by Southwest Festival before the event was canceled. Screen Media will release the film around the July 4 weekend. Script’s by The Fighter team of Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson.

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