Director Michael Bay’s geopolitical drama has received an expanded title called 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. The official release date has also been announced by Paramount on Tuesday and it is January 15, 2016. Bay is known for directing the Transformer movies and the HBO series Black Sails. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, adapted by Chuck Hogan, is based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s book about the 2012 attack on an American compound in Libya. This attack resulted in the death of U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. This story focuses on the special forces team that attempted to save the life of Stevens. John Krasinski, from the television show The Office, stars in the film alongside Dominic Fumusa, James Badge Dale, Max Martini, and Pablo Screiber. Erwin Stoff is producing 13 Hours. Stoff is known for producing Unbroken, Edge of Tomorrow, Water for Elephants, and The Blind Side. Chuck Hogan created the script for 13 Hours. This film will be released during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday which is an ideal time to release movies.