HOLLYWOOD – Michael Bay’s new film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi features a scene in which the President of the United States Barack Obama is portrayed as leading the attack against the US compound.
Action director Michael Bay’s new film about the Benghazi attack – 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – has caused controversy for a scene which clearly shows President Obama organizing and leading the attack against the US compound.
Michael Bay defended his film to the Studio Exec, saying:
We have carefully researched the events leading up to and including the attack on the compound. Until now we have always thought that there were a series of mistakes prior to the attack and then following it, lies and media manipulation about what happened. Now we also know that President Obama personally organised the attack and himself donned a disguise and took part in the assault against US forces.
Oh my God!
I know. We were happy to give him and Hillary Clinton a fair shake, but this evidence is too damning.
So what evidence do you have?
Well, at first none. But as we were going over the footage that we had gathered of the demonstrations and what not we began to see a figure who looked familiar. The quality of the images weren’t great and then it occurred to me, if giant robots can disguise themselves as cars and trucks, why can’t a US President – this US President – disguise himself as a terrorist and carry out his secret plan?
That’s the evidence?
It all came together. It all makes sense.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is released Thursday.
HOLLYWOOD – John Krasinski has described the tone of the new movie version of The Office as ‘totally different in tone and scope’ to the popular comedy series.
Directed by Michael Bay, the long awaited movie spin off of the popular TV show The Office has stumped many viewers with its complete change in direction and tone. But star John Krasinski, who plays Jim in the show, popped into the Studio Exec office (I know) to calm fears and assure fans of the now defunct show:
As soon as Michael Bay comes on board you know that things are going to be different. We knew that we would have difficulty because already Steve Carrell had made it clear that he would not be returning to play Michael Stott. So no matter what we did, it would never be the same as the show. When we sat down with Michael to do a table read of the script, he just kept making machine gun noises with his mouth and like explosions. All his notes to the writers were things like ‘What if he threw a hand grenade?’ and ‘Where’s Pennsylvania?’
He didn’t like the original setting?
Right. And he also felt that the show needed to be more topical and he watches a lot of Fox, so he said ‘Hey what if Jim went to Libya?’ Once Jim goes to Libya and has a new job as a CIA operative then it’s a very small step to him being involved in the Benghazi embassy attack. And that who,le story line basically wrote itself. It had the bonus of allowing me to really broaden my range.
But it’s still as funny as the show, right?
Have you seen Four Lions? That’s what we’re hoping to get. This is very dry humor. The idea is we show things as extreme as we can, like a real right wing fantasy, but underneath it all is this hilarious dry humor. I mean it’s all ironic.
Are you sure?
I think it is. If you ask Michael, you might get a different answer. As you can tell from the lighter moments in the Transformers movies, Michael doesn’t really get comedy.
And the title change?
Yeah, right. Well, once we go the Benghazi route then I’m no longer in the office, so calling it The Office: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi was just not going to work. But it is still an Office movie. I mean at least I think it is. That’s what I tell myself when I wake up at three o clock in the morning, crying.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is on general release.