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Berg Has 3/4ths Of His SEAL Team For Lone Survivor

February 29, 2012

Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster are in talks to play three of the four leads in Peter Berg‘s “Lone Survivor” says Deadline.

Based on the non-fiction book by Marcus Luttrell , which recounts a mission his Seal team undertook to kill a terrorist leader, although they were ambushed in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afganistan and struggled to stay alive–Lutrell was the only one to come out alive

Berg has wanted to direct the film for years, even placing himself among a Navy SEAL Team in Iraq for a month and writing the screenplay based on Lutrell’s account. Universal Pictures promised him a deal where he could make this film, as long as he made Battleship–also starring Kitsch–That and the fact Osama Bin Laden, was killed by U.S. Forces in Pakistan during a firefight last year put the pic on the front burner

Wahlberg will play Luttrell. 

As for the tone its “unapologetically patriotic” and “a bit like Black Hawk Down” with just four guys.

Berg, Wahlberg, Sarah Aubrey, Akiva Goldsman, Barry Spikings, Randall Emmett and George Furla will produce.

Production is due to get underway this fall

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