Video Interview: Real-life heroes at center of ’12 STRONG’ speak to film’s authenticity

Preston Barta // Features Editor

As I wrote in my review over at the Denton Record-Chronicle, 12 STRONG is a surprisingly profound modern war drama. It follows the true story of the Special Forces operatives that stepped up during an intense time of terror, the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

Chris Hemsworth portrays Captain Mitch Nelson, while Michael Shannon is Hal Spencer. Both soldiers’ names were changed for the screen, but we sat down with the two real-life heroes that Hemsworth and Shannon play: Mark Nutsch and Bob Pennington.

Check out our video interview below:

12 STRONG is now playing in theaters.

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