“How willing are you to die for your country? Because I’m ready to go right here, right now.”
This statement from James Badge Dale’s ex-special forces contractor Rone sets the scene for the dynamic, no-holds action thriller 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi.
On the evening of September 11, 2012, the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a group of militants attacked the American diplomatic compound and a nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya. This is the story of the security team who fought desperately to save the lives of the Americans who were trapped inside.
Directed by Michael Bay, 13 Hours follows former Navy SEAL and new recruit Jack Da Silva (John Krasinski) as he joins Rone’s team, and is called out to face a very hostile enemy. Krasinski is no longer the goofy odd-ball we’ve come to know and love, transforming himself into a swaggering alpha male, who’s been hitting the gym hard, and appears to know his way around a gun. In addition to the always excellent James Badge Dale, Krasinski’s co-stars include Max Martini (Captain Phillips, Pacific Rim) and Toby Stephens (Black Sails).
Action packed from its opening frame, director Michael Bay looks to have returned to the intense military thrillers that he started his career with, and 13 Hours will make for one epic thrill ride for action fans when it’s released on January 15, 2016.