A movie depicting the 2012 attacks on the American diplomatic compound and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya may be on the verge of scoring a major Hollywood figure to direct the film.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Michael Bay is in talks to direct "13 Hours," the movie adaptation of Mitchell Zuckoff’s book documenting the night's events.
Chuck Hogan wrote the script adapting the book, which details how on Sept. 11, 2012, terrorists attacked the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghazi. The focus is on six members of a security team that valiantly fought to defend the many Americans stationed there. They only partially succeeded: Stevens and a foreign service worker were killed in one attack, and two contract workers were killed during a second assault on a CIA station nearby.
Erwin Stoff is producing the Paramount film.
Bay announced earlier this year that he will not be directing the next installment in the blockbuster "Transformers" franchise.
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