Movie Based on Benghazi Seige in the Works, Could Impact 2016 Campaign
In October the personal account of the Benghazi attacks by Sergeant Morgan Jones will be published by Simon & Schuster, but before that happens the book has already been optioned for a movie.
The book, The Embassy House, The Explosive Eyewitness Account of the Libyan Embassy Siege by the Soldier Who Was There by Jones and author Damien Lewis, is based on Jones' first hand account of what occurred on Sept. 11, 2012 when a mob of Libyan terrorists attacked a U.S. facility killing four Americans including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens.
Jones, an ex-British soldier, was in charge of the security detail at the embassy and was reportedly close to Ambassador Stevens.
Little is known about the contents of the forthcoming book, but one source says the book is "a look at how terrorists were able to breach security after red flags were waved as it is a look at the courage of the men who venture deep into hostile territories to try and win the hearts and minds of very skeptical people."
Thunder Road reports that its Benghazi script will be "one part Black Hawk Down and another Lawrence Of Arabia."
If the project moves along in a timely manner--something Hollywood is not known for--this movie may be just in time to become an issue in the 2016 election cycle during which Hillary Clinton is expected to run for President.
Clinton was the Secretary of State when the attacks in Benghazi occurred and became infamous for screaming at a Senate hearing "what difference at this point does it make" when quizzed on her failings to save the lives of the four Americans killed there.