Confirming the news Deadline reported back in April, Paramount said today that its Benghazi drama 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi will land in theaters January 15, 2016 during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
Based on the nonfiction book 13 Hours: The Inside Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff, the story tracks the September 11-12, 2012 attack on the U.S. Diplomatic compound in Benghazi that took the lives of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, as well as the adjacent attack on a nearby facility in which two CIA contractors were killed. The book doesn’t really get into the myriad conspiracy theories surrounding the attacks, instead offering a minute-by-minute look at events. Zuckoff drew from accounts by several CIA contractors.
Directed by Michael Bay from a script by Chuck Hogan (The Strain), 13 Hours is produced by Erwin Stoff. It stars James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Toby Stephens, Pablo Schreiber, Max Martini, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa and Freddie Stroma.