“Pacific Rim” actor Max Martini is in talks to join 13 Hours--a film adaptation of author Mitchell Zuckoff's book for Paramount says Variety.
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.
Martini will play a member of the six-man security team that fought to defend the Americans stationed at there.
The Netflix series "Orange Is The New Black" co-star Pablo Schreiber will play one of the members of the security team alongside former "The Office" star John Krasinski who did a reading that stunned Bay. Krasinski would play likely play security operator who goes by the pseudonym Jack Silva in the book. James Badge Dale ("Iron Man 3") will play the leader of the security team.
Several actors have reportedly been reading for roles in the film including Woody Harrelson, J.K. Simmons, Walton Goggins, and Shea Whigham .
"The Strain" and "Prince of Thieves" author Chuck Hogan is writing the adapted script for director Michael Bay.
Erwin Stoff will produce the film.
Production begins in the Spring.