Michael Bay’s ’13 Hours’ Featurette Tells Real-Life Stories of Benghazi Soldiers (Video)

Special teaser includes interviews with American heroes portrayed in the Paramount action movie and behind-the-scenes footage

The latest featurette for Michael Bay‘s Benghazi movie “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi ” brings the horrors of war to life through interviews with the real-life soldiers portrayed in the film.

In a clip titled “The Men Who Lived It,” the voices of Mark ‘Oz’ Geist, Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto and John ‘Tig’ Tiegen are heard along with never before seen footage from the film and behind-the-scenes video from set.

“’13 Hours” tells the minute-by-minute story of what happened that night — “what we all did, what we went through,” one soldier says in a voiceover.

“We decided that the story that was being told wasn’t what happened that night,” another reveals. “So we wanted to get it out there.

“It’s not about the politics, it’s about the story of what happened on the ground.”

Directed by Bay, the film depicts the assault on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012 that led to the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. The film centers on the six soldiers who responded to the attack and engaged the enemy in an attempt to defend the Americans stationed at the embassy.

The Paramount action film stars John Krasinski and James Badge Dale. The film co-stars Pablo Schreiber, Max Martini, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa and Toby Stephens.

Erwin Stoff produced “13 Hours,” which Chuck Hogan adapted from the book by Mitchell Zuckoff.

“13 Hours” will open on Jan. 15.

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