True Story of Events in Libya on 9/11 Anniversary to Be Told in 13 Hours Movie Adaptation
Paramount acquired the rights to Mitchell Zuckoff’s thriller Thirteen Hours: A Firsthand Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi back in February which recounts the attacks on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya in 2012 on the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Toby Stephens (Black Sails) has now landed the role of Glen ‘Bub’ Doherty along side the already growing cast list including John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Max Martini and Pablo Schreiber. Chuck Hogan has written the script based on Zuckoff’s book with Michael Bay to direct and Erwin Stoff of 3 Arts Enterainment to produce.
Thirteen Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya. This is the story, told in incredible, spine-tingling detail, of what happened on the ground–in the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex, as told by the men who faced terrorism head-on–and lived to share the story.
Written by New York Times bestselling author Mitch Zuckoff with members of the Annex Security Team, Thirteen Hours puts readers inside the action, relating how these brave men worked heroically under pressure to save lives. They performed extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, that if not for them, Benghazi would have been a tragedy on a much larger order.
Thirteen Hours is a stunning, eye-opening, and intense book–but most importantly, it is the truth. The story of what happened to these men is unforgettable.