Rihanna documentary

Rihanna fans have more to look forward to this year than maybe another album. Director Peter Berg‘s (Mile 22) documentary about the musician, which he’s been working on for three years, will finally come out before the end of 2018. The filmmaker recently told us a bit about the untitled Rihanna documentary, which he calls a “pretty comprehensive profile.”

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Peter Berg directing Patriots Day

Director Peter Berg is not one for wasting time. He says as much, but it’s also evident when you’re on the set of one of his movies, speaking with an actor he’s worked with, or talking to the man himself. Look no further than his filmography the last few years to see the borderline light-speed pace at which he works. He’s made four movies in the last two years, including his latest pic, Mile 22. Nobody could ever call Peter Berg lazy, that’s for certain.

His newest and fourth collaboration with Mark Wahlberg is a significantly lighter film than their past work. It’s Berg, who made a remarkable directorial debut with The Rundown, returning to straight-up action movies. The Kingdom director brings his eye for fast-paced, practical, and point-of-view-driven action to his new lean and mean action movie. Recently, Berg told us about filming Mile 22‘s action, his respect for Wahlberg’s work ethic, when we’ll see his Rihanna documentary, and more.

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Mile 22 sequel

Mark Wahlberg is unleashed by director Peter Berg in Mile 22. Playing the unabashedly unsavory hero Jimmy Silva, Wahlberg gives a high-wired performance that never runs out of gas. If you like your Wahlberg fast and loud, Mile 22 has the performance for you.

Wahlberg’s work is reminiscent of some of his great supporting turns where he gets to play a character a little off-center and let loose. He makes Jimmy Silva feel like a supporting character that happens to be the star of the movie. The role is not too far off from the idea of a hothead character like Tommy from I Heart Huckabees (one of Wahlberg’s greatest achievement in my book) becoming an action hero for the U.S. government. The actor recently spoke to us about his fourth collaboration with Peter Berg, his very impressive work ethic, box office, and more.

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mile 22 clip

The marketing team behind Mile 22 is running full-speed ahead with new clips and featurettes. Perhaps they realize that they’re opening in the shadow of Mission: Impossible – Fallout or perhaps Migos isn’t as big of a draw as they hoped. Whatever the case, the latest Mile 22 clip gives us a glimpse of what we’re really watching this movie for: Iko Uwais.

The star of the cult Indonesian film, The Raid, Uwais is a both an acting and a martial arts powerhouse, and a new Mile 22 clip and featurette prove that this is still the case.

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Mile 22 trailer

Remember 16 Blocks, the 2006 film in which a cop (Bruce Willis) had to drag a testifying witness (Mos Def) to safety over that distance? Well, a new action movie is here to put that film to shame. 16 blocks? Pfft. How about 22 miles, motherf*cker? Lone Survivor director Peter Berg re-teams with his favorite lead actor Mark Wahlberg for Mile 22, an action thriller that sees Wahlberg and his CIA squad trying to transport a foreign agent (The Raid star Iko Uwais) across the mean streets of Bogata, Colombia.

Check out the new red-band Mile 22 trailer below.
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Wonderland movie

Peter Berg has directed Mark Wahlberg in five movies so far, but they’re about to make it an even half dozen. Berg is getting behind the camera for Netflix to direct Wonderland, a movie in which Wahlberg will play Spenser, a Boston-based private investigator who was the subject of dozens of best-selling novels and even a 1980s TV series called Spenser: For Hire.
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Mile 22 sequel

Mile 22 is still months away from release, but the sequel is already moving full steam ahead with a new writer. Umair Aleem, a writer with a script on the coveted Black List, will pen the sequel to the Mark Wahlberg action movie.

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lauren cohan interview

Mile 22 is one of those action movies where all the characters seem to have catchy and cool names. Take, for instance, Alice Curr, an Overwatch operative without much of a home life who’s ready to call it quits. Curr is played by Lauren Cohan, who’s perhaps best known for her work on a niche television series called The Walking Dead.

Curt is a part of Jimmy Silva’s (Mark Wahlberg) team trying to get a corrupt cop (Iko Uwais) with valuable info out of Southeast Asia, but along the 22-mile journey of gunfire and explosions, everything goes sideways. While filming an action movie sometimes sounds like a rigid experience, that’s not the case for a Peter Berg movie. We visited Bogotá, Colombia, earlier this year, where Cohan told a group of us all about the experience of making a movie with Berg. Read our full Lauren Cohan Mile 22 interview below.

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Ronda Rousey signed on to star in Mile 22 over three years ago. The former MMA champion and current WWE star was going to star alongside Iko Uwais (The Raid) in a version of the story that was more of a straight-up martial arts movie, which director Peter Berg was only going to produce. After spending a while in development, though, Mile 22 went from a two-hander to an ensemble pic that’s directed by Berg and led by Mark Wahlberg, playing team leader Jimmy Silva.

Since she first signed on to the movie, Rousey has acted in movies like Furious 7 and The Expendables 3, but she has a much more substantial role in Berg’s movie compared to her previous work. If you’ve seen Rousey fight before, you know she has a presence and intensity just waiting to be unleashed on the big screen with the right role. Hopefully, that role is Sam Snow. Read on for our full Ronda Rousey Mile 22 interview from the film’s set.

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mile 22 set visit

It’s a hot day in Bogotá, Columbia, and Peter Berg is throwing jabs at the air. From a distance, it looks like the filmmaker and Wild Card West Boxing Club co-owner is amping himself up before filming two explosions and more pieces of an action scene for his upcoming movie, Mile 22. The Friday Night Lights and The Rundown director appears ready to conquer the day, which is packed with explosions, drones, actors playing dead, and the extraordinary Iko Uwais (The Raid) busting some heads.

Below, check out our Mile 22 set visit report.

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