13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is the story of the six members of a CIA security team who fought to defend the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.
On the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a group of Islamist militants attacked the American diplomatic compound and a nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya. CIA security contractors – all military veterans who served in the various branch’s Special Operations Forces – took it upon themselves to take a stand to defend American Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, his staff and the compound. Ambassador Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and two CIA contractors and former Navy Seals, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty were killed in the attack. But not after fighting through the night to defend the compound.
Politics aside, this story is the very definition of heroic. Knowingly out manned and out gunned, these six CIA security contractors – part of CIA’s Global Response Staff (GRS), whose job it is to defend U.S. personnel in the most extreme danger, anywhere in the world – fought through the night to defend Americans, with two of them losing their lives.
Check out the featurette from the film featuring interviews with the real life American heroes portrayed in the film: Mark ‘Oz’ Geist, Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto, and John ‘Tig’ Tiegen, as well as never before seen footage from the film and behind-the-scenes footage from set.
The film stars James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Toby Stephens, Pablo Schreiber, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa, Demetrius Grosse and Freddie Stroma, and is set for release on January 15th, 2016 from Paramount Pictures.