Trevante Rhodes is set to join the cast of 'Horse Soldiers'.

Trevante Rhodes

Trevante Rhodes

The 26-year-old actor first made his break into Hollywood with indie sensation 'Moonlight', but he is now in talks to be the newest addition to the cast of real life war project.

If Trevante takes on the role, he'll join a previously announced cast comprised of Chris Hemsworth, Michael Pena, and Michael Shannon.

'Horse Soldiers' is based on the book by Doug Stanton entitled 'Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan'.

Set just weeks after the tragic events of 9/11, the story follows a team of US Special Forces who head out to Afghanistan to take over the city of Mazar E Sharif. However, when their modern equipment proves useless in the harsh Afghan terrain, they must retrain with local forces and learn to fight using only horses and their personal gear as weapons.

Nicolai Fuglsig is taking up directorial duties for the project, using a script penned by Peter Craig and Ted Tally.

Jerry Bruckheimer - under his Jerry Bruckheimer Films banner - will produce alongside Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill from Black Label Media.

Bruckenheimer Films will also send in Chad Oman to serve as executive producer, whilst Black Label Media - the company behind Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone's new project 'La La Land' - will head up the financing.

'Horse Soldiers' is yet to have a release date, and until the project is finished Trevante Rhodes can be seen in HBO's 'Westworld', and will also appear in upcoming Terrance Malick project 'Weightless'.