On September 11th, 2012, Islamic militants stormed an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya and killed four Americans, including US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. Director Michael Bay (famed for his gratuitous use of explosions) is telling that story on the big screen. Based on Mitchel Zuckoff’s book, 13 Hours, Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghaziwill focus on the six members of the security team (all elite ex-military operators) that protected the compound during the 2012 attack. John Krasinski plays the lead—looking decidedly un-Jim Halpert like—in the film, which’ll be released on January 15, 2016.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi tells the story of the security team stationed in Libya during the infamous 2012 attack.