Exclusive – Meet the real heroes behind 13 Hours: The secret soldiers of Benghazi

Michael Bay’s latest is ripped straight from the headlines.

Dominic Fumusa and John Krasinski in 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi
Is that you, Jim? Dominic Fumusa and The Office's John Krasinski in 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi. Image Picture Paramount Pictures

Transformers director Michael Bay is stepping outside of the robot-smashing franchise to make an action movie ripped straight from the headlines.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi centres on six members of a security team who fight off a terrorist attack at an American compound on September 11, 2012.

Their 13-hour ordeal was told in Mitchell Zuckoff’s 2013 book, and is heading to the big screen courtesy of the man behind The Rock and Bad Boys.

Loaded’s exclusive behind-the-scenes video highlights the real men who fought for their lives in Benghazi, with cast members John Krasinski and Dominic Fumusa taking you through the film.

Behind the scenes on 13 HoursExclusive: Meet the real-life heroes behind Michael Bay’s new movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
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Posted by Loaded Magazine on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Krasinski grew a beard, got ripped and fully arms-trained to play Navy SEAL Jack Silva, joining a cast that includes Iron Man 3’s James Badge Dale, Orange Is The New Black’s Pablo Schreiber and David Denman.

Next up for Krasinski is moving behind the camera to direct The Hollars. The homecoming comedy stars Anna Kendrick and gets its premiere in a prime slot at the Sundance Film Festival later this month.

The Hollars is Krasinski’s most high-profile stab at directing. He shot 2009’s little-seen Brief Interviews With Hideous Men (based on a story by the late Infinite Jest author David Foster Wallace) and called the shots on three episodes of The Office.

Beyond that, he’s got another film bubbling away – an as-yet-untitled action-adventure film he’s writing that’s being produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi opens in cinemas on January 29

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Loaded digital media manager Simon Reynolds has written about film and entertainment for various leading websites since 2008. Follow Simon at @simonreyn

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