Michael Bay’s Benghazi Thriller ’13 Hours’ Gets First Trailer
The first trailer for Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi introduces John Krasinski and James Badge Dale as members of a security team that fought to protect the American diplomatic compound in Libya.
‘13 Hours’ Trailer
Paramount released the trailer for 13 Hours on Tuesday, roughly six months ahead of the film’s release in January 2016. Based off of Mitchell Zuckoff‘s book Thirteen Hours: A Firsthand Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, the film narrowly focuses on the six-member security team that attempted to defend the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex during the attacks that hit Benghazi on Sept 11, 2012.
“A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there,” reads the synopsis for the film. “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 trailer for 13 Hours sets a tense tone, showing the precarious situation in Benghazi. As the attacks begin to unfold in the Libyan city, the security operators band together to go above and beyond to save the lives of innocents caught in the crossfire of an act of terrorism.
13 Hours, in addition to Krasinski and Dale, stars Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens, David Denman, Max Martini and David Constabile.
Chuck Hogan adapted Zuckoff’s book to write the 13 Hours screenplay.
The film hits theaters Jan. 15.