John Krasinski to Headline Michael Bay’s True Benghazi Tale 13 Hours

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13 Hours has found its leading man in “The Office” star John Krasinski. The film is a true Benghazi tale being directed by Michael Bay. It is based on the book of the same name written by Mitchell Zuckoff’

The book it is based on is officially described as follows:

“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.

The novel was adapted into a screenplay by Chuck Hogan and it is set up with Paramount Pictures. Erwin Stoff is producing.

Opposite of most Michael Bay films, 13 Hours is rumored to be small scale film with a budget closer to that of his recent film, Pain & Gain. The budget rumors are currently unconfirmed.

There is no word on when the film is expected to release in theaters.

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