HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – November 11, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) — The controversial new film “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of the Benghazi,” directed by Michael Bay, will open in mid-January.
For Veteran’s Day 2015, Paramount Pictures has put together a “Behind the Scenes” featurette, which takes the viewer into the heart of the story.
The mini-documentary features interviews with the real life American heroes portrayed in the film: Mark ‘Oz’ Geist, Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto, and John ‘Tig’ Tiegen, never-before-seen footage from the film and behind-the-scenes footage from set.
“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of the Benghazi” follows the story of the September 11-12, 2012 attack on the U.S. Diplomatic compound in Benghazi that took the lives of a U.S. Ambassador, a U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer and led to an attack on a nearby facility where two CIA contractors were killed.
The film, based on the novel ‘13 Hours: The Inside Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi‘ by Mitchell Zuckoff, stars James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Toby Stephens, Pablo Schreiber, Max Martini, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa and Freddie Stroma.
“13 Hours” is set for release by Paramount Pictures on Jan. 15, 2016 and will land just two weeks before party caucuses in Iowa.
Politically, it recalls the most controversial episode of Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, as it is the Republican-led congressional investigation into the September 2012 attack in Benghazi that led to Clinton’s current headaches after the committee discovered she had conducted official business exclusively with a private email account.
But despite the political fallout from the events that occurred, the film tells the story of these brave men who decided to act.