A TRIBUTE TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVE AROUND THE GLOBE
THE REAL-LIFE HEROES OF BENGHAZI WILL BE HONORED AT A SPECIAL BENEFIT EVENT
THE WORLD PREMIERE FOR MICHAEL BAY'S “13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI” ON JANUARY 12, 2016 AT AT&T STADIUM IN DALLAS
HOLLYWOOD, CA – A tribute to service, the world premiere of Michael Bay’s upcoming film “13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI” will be held at AT&T Stadium in Dallas on January 12, 2016.
The night will honor the real-life heroes who lost their lives on September 11, 2012, including veteran Navy SEALs Tyrone ‘Rone’ Woods and Glen ‘Bub’ Doherty; Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens; veteran Air Force airman, Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith; along with the brave men who have shared their story of what happened that day, including veteran Marines Dave ‘D.B.’ Benton, Mark ‘Oz’ Geist and John ‘Tig’ Tiegen; veteran Army Ranger Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto; veteran Navy SEAL Jack Silva; and their families.
As part of the evening’s salute to these courageous men and all those who serve so selflessly at home and abroad, premiere guests will be encouraged to make a $1 donation to benefit a number of important organizations, including The Shadow Warriors Project Fund of The Dallas Foundation, Fisher House Foundation, the Navy SEAL Museum, and other worthy charitable groups designated by the survivors and the families of those lost that night. Paramount Pictures will match all funds raised.
Bay and these real-life heroes will be joined by cast members James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens, Dominic Fumusa, David Denman, David Costabile and Alexia Barlier.
The premiere will feature special musical performances by Chris Cornell, whose original song “Till the Sun Comes Back Around” appears in the film; patriotic rock band Madison Rising, led by Navy veteran Dave Bray; and The Band Perry.
“13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI,” directed by Michael Bay, is the gripping true story of six elite ex-military operators assigned to protect the CIA who fought back against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. When everything went wrong, six men had the courage to do what was right.
The film is written by Chuck Hogan, based on the book 13 Hours by Mitchell Zuckoff and Members of the Annex Security Team. Produced by Erwin Stoff and Michael Bay. Starring James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber and Toby Stephens.
“13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI” opens nationwide on January 15, 2016.
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