Written by Chuck Hogan (The Strain), the script adapts Mitchell Zuckoff's book 13 Hours: The Inside Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi. The focus is on six members of a security team who took matters into their own hands and fought to defend the US State Department Special Mission Compound in Libya when terrorists attacked the place. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and one of the compound's workers died in the initial assault and two contractors were killed during another attack on a nearby CIA facility.
With the likes of John Krasinski (Away We Go), James Badge Dale (World War Z), Max Martini (Pacific Rim), Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is The New Black) and David Denman (After Earth) as the troops at the centre of the true story, Paramount Pictures will be hoping to connect with audiences the way American Sniper (2014) did. Unfortunately, the controversial nature of the American administration's response to the attack and the political fallout may get in the way of that, but time will tell.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi will be out in the UK next week.