Act of Valor features a mixed cast of actors and actual US Navy SEALs and Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen. This lends some authenticity to the story of SEALs undergoing a covert operation in Yugoslavia to rescue a kidnapped CIA Officer, while also taking down terrorists targetting America.
Act of Valor began as a recruitment video for the US military’s Naval Special Warfare Command. In 2007, Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh of Bandido Brothers Production filmed a video for the SWCC which led the Navy to allow them to use SEALs for the movie. None of the SEALs’ names will appear in the credits of the film.
The film is scheduled to be released on February 24, 2012. If you haven’t already, check out the trailer below.