Jul 31, 2015

Trailer for Michael Bay's CIA Attack Drama 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

The first of the (at least) three Benghazi siege movies currently in the pipeline already has a trailer. Get your first glimpse at Michael Bay's fact-based drama 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, which tells the story of the deadly September 2012 siege on the U.S. diplomatic compound and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya in which U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, diplomat Sean Smith, and CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty lost their lives. I'm not sure I find Bay's ultra-glossy Transformers-style direction appropriate to such a tragic story, but the cast, including John Krasinski (Aloha), James Badge Dale (Rubicon), Max Martini (Captain Phillips) and Toby Stephens (Die Another Day) is solid, and the script is by Chuck Hogan (The Town), so I guess I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi opens in January.

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