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Benghazi Film '13 Hours' to Debut on Same Weekend as 'American Sniper'

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By    |   Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 10:48 PM

An upcoming film that claims to depict the true story of what happened during the 2012 Benghazi attacks will debut next year on the same weekend "American Sniper" was released across North America.

Mitchell Zuckoff's "13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi," hit bookshelves last year, and it describes, in detail, the events of September 11-12, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, were killed in an attack that spanned several hours at two different locations.

The film adaptation of the book, called, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," is slated to land in U.S. theaters Jan. 16, 2016, reports Forbes.

Presumably, director Michael Bay is planning on a big opening weekend thanks to, in some part, the success garnered by "American Sniper." That film raked in more than $85 million when it debuted nationwide.

On Thursday, Paramount Pictures posted the "13 Hours" trailer to its YouTube page.

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The Benghazi attacks have been the subject of much scrutiny since they occurred nearly three years ago, highlighted by claims that a six-man security team was told to stand down and wait to respond to the attack. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has also been accused of hiding what she knows about the attacks.

Zuckoff's book seems to give merit to the stand down order, saying the CIA station chief in Benghazi — referred to as "Bob" — gave the order.

A Washington Post story from last September, on the other hand, reported that the stand down order was given so that "Bob" could contact a local militia and ask for assistance.

"13 Hours" filming began in April, and is being shot in Malta and Morocco.

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