After taking "Friday Night Lights" star Taylor Kitsch out to sea with the enormous flop "Battleship," director Peter Berg is going small-scale for his next military action pic, and he's bringing Tim Riggins along once again.
"Lone Survivor" is the true-life story of four Navy SEALS trapped behind enemy lines in Taliban territory, completely outnumbered. The soldiers in question are played by a venerable collection of indie film badasses... and Mark Wahlberg. The group includes Kitsch, Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsh, and Eric Bana, and based on the title, it doesn't sound like all of them are making it out alive.
The first trailer for "Lone Survivor" hit the web last night, and it looks like a more realistic take on life in the Navy than "Battleship." Specifically, it doesn't feature Brooklyn Decker walking into a bar and ordering a chicken burrito.
Emma Watson adds another major film to her line-up as she signs to Sofia Coppola's next, "The Bling Ring." Meanwhile, Mike Tyson will be back for "The Hangover Part III," three actors are in talks for "Lone Survivor" and Michael Bay hires a supermodel for "Pain and Gain."
It's February 29, and you're tuning in for today's casting call.
We're still a year away from "The Hunger Games," but you can get your first look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen today.
Entertainment Weekly has released the first official picture of Lawrence in character as Katniss for the Gary Ross-directed adaptation. In an interview, the Oscar-nominated actress tells EW why she sympathizes with the bow-wielding heroine: "She was a girl who’s all of a sudden being introduced to fame. I know what that feels like to have all this flurry around you and feel like, 'Oh, no, I don't belong here.'"
Check out the rest of today's big movie news past the jump, including word on Peter Berg and Taylor Kitch's next project!