Michael Bay appears to have found a leading man for his upcoming true Benghazi tale, 13 Hours. Variety has the news, reporting that John Krasinski (“The Office,” Away We Go) will play one of the leads in the adaptation Mitchell Zuckoff’s recently released book, officially described as follows:
“13 Hours” presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack.
Chuck Hogan (The Town) has adapted the screenplay for the project, which is set up at Paramount Pictures with Erwin Stoff producing.
Krasinski can next be seen in Cameron Crowe’s still untitled next project, starring opposite Alec Baldwin, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, Bradley Cooper, Danny McBride and Emma Stone.
Although unconfirmed, 13 Hours is rumored to be a smaller-scaled film, targeting a budget more in line with Bay’s recent Pain & Gain, also released through Paramount.
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