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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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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Mark Wahlberg and his team of heavily-armed ass-kickers are out for blood in the red-band Mile 22 trailer. The film reunites Wahlberg with director Peter Berg to tell an action-packed story about a top-secret tactical command unit. Watch the Mile 22 trailer below.
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UPDATE: We have updated this post with the official synopsis from STX Entertainment.
Almost two years ago, Peter Berg signed on to direct Mark Wahlberg, MMA fighter Ronda Rousey, and Iko Uwais (The Raid) in Mile 22. Since then, Berg and Wahlberg have made two serious, and seriously overlooked, films, Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day. They’re tackling much lighter fare the next time around with Mile 22, which they hope to make a trilogy.
Below, learn more about the movie Wahlberg wants to define his career.
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If there was one way to make the Scarface remake more compelling, hiring Joel and Ethan Coen to rewrite the script does the trick. The Universal project, which recently lost director Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer), is getting a polish from the Coen Brothers, who’ve done some well-known rewrites throughout their careers. Sadly, they won’t direct the Diego Luna-led remake, but Universal is considering Peter Berg (Patriots Day) and David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) for the job.
Below, learn more about the Scarface remake.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we join a cult, marvel at the spectacle that was the XFL, consume Belgium’s gritty waffle of an Oscar contender, get excited by the OTHER Peter Berg project, and get inspired by the lord of the Upright Citizens Brigade and many comedians across this land. Read More »
Making a film so soon about the Boston Maraton bombing understandably makes people skeptical, but Patriots Day is a respectful movie. A film this emotional and unsettling suggests anyone involved in director Peter Berg‘s latest had only the sincerest of intentions. The trailers haven’t come close to capturing the intensity and heartache and beauty of Berg’s latest, but this new preview comes the closest.
Below, watch the new Patriots Day trailer.
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Posted on Friday, November 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
Perhaps still reeling from the sheer ridiculousness of Battleship, Peter Berg has devoted much of his past few years to recreating one all-too-real event after another. First there was Lone Survivor, and then there was Deepwater Horizon. Now, as the end of 2016 approaches, there’s Patriots Day, about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its immediate aftermath.
Berg’s past two films earned critical praise for their grittiness, their intensity, and their attention to detail. Will Patriots Day be cut from the same cloth? The drama made its premiere last night and the first reactions are in. Get the Patriots Day early buzz below. Read More »
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Peter Berg already directed one movie this year depicted the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry with Deepwater Horizon. Now he has one more true story coming to theaters just in time for awards season chronicling one of the most devastating terrorist attacks on American soil in the past decade.
Patriots Day tells the story of the Boston Marathon bombing that took place on April 15, 2013, killing 3 civilians and injuring an estimated 264 others. The film focuses on the day of the attack and the manhunt that followed. See how it unfolds in a new Patriots Day trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
If you liked Deepwater Horizon last weekend, perhaps you’ll want to catch Peter Berg‘s other new movie based on a real-life tragedy and starring Mark Wahlberg as a down-to-earth hero when it opens later this year.
Patriots Day centers on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed several people and injured hundreds more. Walhberg plays police sergeant Tommy Saunders, who’s present at the scene and in the days that follow, gets involved in the manhunt for the perpetrators. J.K. Simmons, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, and Michelle Monaghan also star. Watch the Patriots Day trailer below. Read More »