Based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s 2013 non-fiction novel 13 Hours, the film follows the events of the September 11, 2012 assault by Islamic militants on a U.S. State Department compound and a nearby C.I.A. station in Benghazi that resulted in the death of four Americans, including a U.S. ambassador. A small group of security contractors was responsible for rescuing the survivors of the attack, which lasted more than 13 hours and involved both the initial rescue and subsequent defense of the American personnel from a large force of heavily armed militants.
13 Hours stars Pablo Schreiber, John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, David Denman, Max Martini, and Dominic Fumusa, and is based on a script penned by The Town screenwriter Chuck Hogan.
Along with the green-band trailer embedded above, the studio has also released a red-band, mature-audience trailer for 13 Hours (embedded below) that includes quite a bit more violence and rough language. The official synopsis for the film reads as follows:
13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. 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.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi hits theaters January 15, 2016.