Michael Bay’s ‘13 Hours’ Recruits ‘Orange is the New Black’ Star Pablo Schreiber
Michael Bay’s ‘13 Hours’ is shaping up to be something we’re legitimately interested in seeing (as if we’d ever skip a new Bay movie). After casting John Krasinski a few weeks back, the upcoming action flick has just recruited ‘Orange is the New Black’ star Pablo Schreiber (aka Pornstache) to join Bay’s latest.
According to Variety, Schreiber has joined Krasinski in Bay’s upcoming film, which is based on the book ‘Thirteen Hours: A Firsthand Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi’ by Mitchell Zuckoff. The film centers on the attacks on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and neighboring CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya on the 11th anniversary of the notorious terrorist attacks on 9/11.
Schreiber will play one of the six men on a security team who tried to defend the compound and the people stationed there during the attacks. Krasinski is reportedly playing a Navy SEAL.
You probably know Schreiber best from his recent role on ‘Orange is the New Black.’ The actor also previously had recurring roles on ‘The Wire’ and ‘Weeds,’ and has appeared in various indie films, including the recently-released ‘Fort Bliss.’ ‘13 Hours’ could give him the kind of exposure he deserves.
The new Bay project marks a contemporary departure for the director, who’s spent the last several years directing ‘Transformers’ films. ‘13 Hours’ heads into production this Spring, while Paramount has yet to set a release date.