The Outpost


A small unit of U.S. soldiers battle to defend a dangerous outpost, located deep in a remote valley in Afghanistan and regarded as a deathtrap, against an overwhelming force of Taliban attack. Based on a true story and the bloodiest yet bravest engagement of the Afghan War.

Directors Rod Lurie
Starring Orlando Bloom, Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones
Genres Suspense, Action, Military and War
Subtitles English
Audio Languages English

The Outpost is a 2020 American war film directed by Rod Lurie, based on the 2012 non-fiction book The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor by Jake Tapper, about the Battle of Kamdesh in the war in Afghanistan. It stars Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, Orlando Bloom, Jack Kesy, Cory Hardrict, Milo Gibson, Jacob Scipio, Will Attenborough, and Taylor John Smith.

The film was scheduled to premiere at the 2020 South by Southwest Film Festival, but the festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was released via Premium VOD and in selected theaters on July 3, 2020. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, with praise for the battle sequences and respectful depiction of the soldiers.

Directed by Rod Lurie
Produced by
  • Paul Michael Merryman
  • Paul Tamasy
  • Marc Frydman
  • Jeffrey Greenstein
  • Jonathan Yunger
  • Les Weldon
Screenplay by
  • Eric Johnson
  • Paul Tamasy
Based on The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor
by Jake Tapper
  • Scott Eastwood
  • Caleb Landry Jones
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Jack Kesy
  • Cory Hardrict
  • Milo Gibson
  • Jacob Scipio
  • Taylor John Smith
Music by Larry Groupé
Cinematography Lorenzo Senatore
Edited by Michael J. Duthie
  • Millennium Media
  • Perfection Hunter
  • York Films
Distributed by Screen Media Films
Release date
  • July 3, 2020 (United States)
Running time
123 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5 million
Box office $2.2 million