Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have picked up screen rights to Doug Stanton's upcoming book Horse Soldiers.

According to Variety, the story revolves around a band of elite special forces and CIA operatives who secretly invaded Afghanistan post-9/11 on horseback and helped Afghan fighters capture the city of Mazar-i-Sharif and topple the Taliban.

In Horse Soldiers, the operatives helped orchestrate the invasion by bribing local warlords and using high-tech communications to coordinate the assault and equip the Afghan soldiers. They also held off an ambush during the surrender of hundreds of Taliban troops.

Scribner will publish the book in May. No production date has been set.

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