Michael Shannon and Chris Hemsworth to Co-Star in War Drama Horse Soldiers


It’s been a good week for Michael Shannon fans. A day after it was announced that he would take over a role previously occupied by Jake Gyllenhaal for the movie The Current War, it’s now being reported that he will co-star in a movie called Horse Soldiers opposite Chris Hemsworth. The Afghan War drama, which is based on the book of the same name by Doug Stanton, tells the true story of the U.S. Special Forces team that was sent into the mountains of Afghanistan just weeks after the September 11 attacks. You can also see Shannon giving buzzy awards-season performances this fall in both Loving and Nocturnal Animals and wonder why he still doesn’t have one of those little gold men yet.