EXCLUSIVE: James Badge Dale has been set for one of the leads in the Michael Bay-directed 13 Hours, a chronicle of the deadly assault on the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, told from the perspective of the six-member security team that fought to protect the other people stationed there. He joins John Krasinski, who’s also in the film that is coming together fast at Paramount. Chuck Hogan adapted the Mitchell Zuckoff book.
Dale will play the leader of the security team that tries to protect U.S. lives in the assault. Dale is a go-to guy for this kind of role and has done it in World War Z and The Pacific. A lot of actors in his age group chased the role.
Dale is at CAA, MJ Management and attorney Geoffrey Oblath.