Based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s book Sept. 2014 book, “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi,” Michael Bay-directed “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” promises to be a gripping account if the trailer is anything to go by!
Released by Paramount Pictures and starring Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Toby Stephens, Pablo Schreiber, Max Martini, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa and Freddie Stroma, the movie is about the famous 2012 attack on the American compound in Libya where six-member security team fought hard to defend the American diplomatic arena in Benghazi in the wake of 9/11 attacks. The film revolves around the chaos and survival tactics of the security team who defied orders to defend the compound.
The actual assault led to the death of U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officers Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and two CIA contractors; around 100 attackers were also killed. The secretary of state during the attack was Hillary Clinton.
The book “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi,” is described on Amazon in the following terms, “A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack.s
The movie will hit the silver screen on January 15/16, 2016, just ahead of the presidential campaign season, on the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The screenplay was penned by Chuck Hogan.