Max Martini Set For 13 Hours

He's on for Michael Bay's Benghazi drama


by James White |
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He was used to fighting Kaiju in Pacific Rim, but for his new film, Max Martini will have to deal with some very real, and very dangerous opponents. The actor has been recruited for the cast of Michael Bay’s new dramatic thriller **13 Hours.

Written by Chuck Hogan, the script adapts Mitchell Zuckoff’s book 13 Hours: The Inside Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi. The focus will be on six members of a security team who fought to defend the US State Department Special Mission Compound in Libya when terrorists attacked the place. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and one of the compound’s workers died in the initial assault and two contractors were killed during another attack on a nearby CIA facility.

With John Krasinski leading the cast and Orange Is The New Black’s Pablo Schreiber already aboard, Martini is playing one of the security team types who were engaged in a brutal firefight with the attackers. Bay, who appears to be turning his attention once again to films without giant robots, is aiming to start production on the film this spring.

Martini is on screens now in a relatively small role in Fifty Shades Of Grey. He’ll also show up in horror thrillers Hellbent and Spectral, both of which are targeting a 2016 release.

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