Foster, Kitsch and Wahlberg Up for Lone Survivor


Casting is now underway for Peter Berg’s Navy SEAL tale, Lone Survivor, and Deadline has an early update. They report that Ben Foster, Taylor Kitsch and Mark Wahlberg are all in talks to play three of the four key SEALs.

Based on the memoirs of Marcus Luttrell, the film details Luttrell’s ordeal as a SEAL, heading into Afghanistan after a Taliban leader and emerging as the sole survivor.

Luttrell bonded with Berg, a fellow Texas native, who had used Navy SEALS in the making of The Kingdom, paving the way for Universal to buy the novel and underlying life rights for Berg’s Film 44, Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road Productions and Barry Spikings’ Spikings Entertainment.

Kitsch, who headlines Walt Disney Pictures’ John Carter next week, was previously rumored for a role. He worked with Berg on the upcoming Battleship.