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Nurse Jackie star Dominic Fumusa has signed on for Paramount’s Benghazi, Libya, film 13 Hours, to be directed by Michael Bay.
The political drama is an adaptation of Mitchell Zuckoff‘s book about the 2012 attack on an American compound in Libya that left U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens dead. The story centers on the special-forces team that attempted to rescue Stevens.
John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Max Martini and Pablo Schreiber already are attached to the film, which will shoot in Malta and Morocco beginning in April. Erwin Stoff is producing 13 Hours, which has a script by Chuck Hogan.
Sources say Fumusa will play John “Tig” Tiegen, an ex-Marine with weapons expertise who is also a quiet family man with a wife and two kids. He is one of the American security operators who fought to protect Americans stationed at the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, Libya.
Fumusa has starred on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie since the show began. Its seventh and final season will premiere April 12, 2015. On the film side, he most recently appeared in the Will Smith–Margot Robbie film Focus, now in theaters. He’s repped by Industry Entertainment and Gersh.
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