‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ Trailer: The Situation Is Critical in Michael Bay’s Latest
Michael Bay sure did hustle on the production of his latest film — casting on 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi was first announced back in January, and today brings the first trailer for Bay’s action-packed latest, which looks to offer a bit of a change of pace for the director, who’s spent his recent years focusing on big muscles and bigger robots.
It’s also a change of pace for John Krasinski, the former star of The Office who has a leading role in 13 Hours (aka Bayghazi) as a soldier. The film is based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s book about the pair of terrorist attacks on American compounds in Libya on September 11, 2012. Years later and with official inquiries already passed, the political implications of those attacks continue to be felt.
13 HOURS presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. 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. 13 HOURS sets the record straight on what happened during a night that has been shrouded in mystery and controversy. Written by New York Times bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff, this riveting book takes readers into the action-packed story of heroes who laid their lives on the line for one another, for their countrymen, and for their country. 13 HOURS is a stunning, eye-opening, and intense book–but most importantly, it is the truth. The story of what happened to these men–and what they accomplished–is unforgettable.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi hits theaters on January 15, 2016.