The title of the Peter Berg-directed Lone Survivor may make it sound like it will be a one-man show, but let's hope that's not the case because the trio of talent that could board the film would be totally wasted if the project only focused on one of them.
According to Deadline, Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster are currently in talks to sign on for the new Berg movie, which was first announced last May. The movie is based on the book by Marcus Luttrell about a group of four Navy SEALs who were captured by the Taliban while on a mission to kill a terrorist leader in 2005. As you can probably guess by now, Wahlberg, Kitsch and Foster, should they sign on, will play three of the four members of the team with Wahlberg taking the role of Luttrell.
Berg wrote the script for the film after being embedded with a SEAL team in Iraq, though this isn't the filmmakers first time in the desert as he previously directed The Kingdom with Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman. While this would be the first time that both Foster and Wahlberg have worked with Berg as a director, Kitsch has worked with him closely, both on the television series Friday Night Lights - which Berg co-created - and Battleship, which is due out this summer.
Navy SEALs seem to be the "in" thing these days, with Act of Valor opening at number one last weekend and movies like Kathryn Bigelow's untitled Kill Bin Laden project and John Stockwell's Code Name: Geronimo currently in development. Let's just pray that Hollywood doesn't let the bubble burst like they let happen with vampires.
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