Michael Bay’s upcoming film, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, will tell the story of real life heroes who defied orders and did what was right. Politics aside, this film is an incredible story based on real life events. It is the story of a six member CIA-contractor security team, known as the Global Response Staff (GRS), who fought to defend the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya on September 11th, 2012.
Bay, as noted in this featurette, has a long history with the military, often featuring veterans in his films. He honors the commitment and sacrifices that we (yes, I am the staff’s resident veteran) make. It is personally wonderful to see a Hollywood director, such as Michael Bay, strive to show in detail the decisions we make, the choices we face, and the scars those choices leave behind. I doubt he is reading this, but personally, from the bottom of my heart, thank you Mr. Bay. You’re care for the military community does not go unnoticed or unappreciated.
Without further ado, check out the featurette below!
I am so very excited for this movie for personal reasons. I hope that you are as well. Our community is made up of fans who love heroic tales – this is one of them in it’s purest form. While we eagerly anticipate the cinematic adventures of our favorite costumed heroes, it is important to recognize the ones that don’t wear a cape, and perform real-life heroic tasks as part of their “day at the office”.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi 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 January 15th, 2016 from Paramount Pictures.