Wednesday, January 14, 2015

John Krasinski Poised To Lead Benghazi Account "13 Hours"

Variety reports that former "The Office" star John Krasinski is in talks to join 13 Hours-- a film adaptation of author Mitchell Zuckoff's book for Paramount.

The story charts events surrounding the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack when terrorists seized the U.S. Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA Annex in the Libyan city of on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11 Four Americans were killed in the attack, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens 

The focus of the film will be on six members of a security team that fought to defend the many Americans stationed there.

Several actors have reportedly been reading for roles in the film including Woody Harrelson, J.K. Simmons, Walton Goggins, and Shea Whigham .

Krasinski is the only one in negotiations following a reading that stunned Bay. Krasinski would play likely play security operator who goes by the pseudonym Jack Silva in the book.
"The Strain" and "Prince of Thieves" author Chuck Hogan is writing the adapted script for director Michael Bay.

Erwin Stoff will produce the film.

The film is likely to head into production sometime this year

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