‘When everything went wrong, six men had the courage to do what was right.”
That’s the tagline for Michael Bay’s intense war film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Following in the explosive, emotionally-driven footsteps of little-to-unknown military stories in films like Black Hawk Down, American Sniper, and Lone Survivor – 13 Hours will approach theaters with such a story. Like the films I just mentioned, Bay’s new film will take on the true story based on actual events of a handful of soldiers who take on incredible odds.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is based on author Mitchell Zuckoff’s nonfiction book 13 Hours: The Inside Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi. I haven’t read the book but Amazon offers this as a synopsis:
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.
13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI
Release Date: January 15, 2016
Directed By: Michael Bay
Starring: John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale, David Giuntoli, Toby Stephens