October 27, 2021

The Trailer For Benghazi Movie ’13 Hours’ Has Been Released, And It Looks Amazing [VIDEO]

The Trailer For Benghazi Movie ’13 Hours’ Has Been Released, And It Looks Amazing [VIDEO] This file photo taken on September 11, 2012 shows an armed man waving his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi. A long-awaited inquiry into a deadly militant attack on the US mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi late on December 18, 2012 slammed State Department security arrangements there as “grossly inadequate.” But the months-long probe also found there had been “no immediate, specific” intelligence of a threat against the mission, which was overrun on September 11 by dozens of heavily armed militants who killed four Americans. AFP PHOTO / FILES (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Paramount Pictures has released the trailer for the Michael Bay-directed blockbuster “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”

The film, which is scheduled to be released on January 16, the beginning of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, offers a minute-by-minute look at the actions of six American security operators who defied orders and attempted to thwart the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

The attack left four Americans dead, including U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, two CIA contractors.

“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

The movie is based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s book Sept. 2014 book, “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi.”

The book’s Amazon description reads:

A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack.

While the film is not expected to place blame on specific U.S. officials or the Obama administration for the Benghazi attack, its release comes just two weeks before the kickoff of the presidential primary season. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton was secretary of state during the attack. Many have blamed her for not beefing up security at the Libyan consulate despite several warnings.