Director Peter Berg first cast Taylor Kitsch on (the best drama on network television) Friday Night Lights. He then anointed him with leading man status for Battleship, the 2012 mega budget alien invasion board game blockbuster. Their next film, however, makes both of those roles feel insignificant with its potential historical importance.

Berg, the director of Hancock, Friday Night Lights and The Kingdom has just cast Kitsch to star in Lone Survivor, the true story of a heroic SEAL Team who was on a mission to kill a terrorist leader but got ambushed by 250 Al-Qaeda soldiers. Berg had been developing the film before committing to Battleship and wasn’t sure he’d ever get it made. That all changed when SEAL Team 6 killed Osama Bin Laden and now he’s lined the film up as his next project. Read More »

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