Watch The New “Real Heroes” LONE SURVIVOR Featurette
“It’s about brotherhood, and about no matter how bad it gets or what happens to you, you keep fighting just to protect the guy next to you until the minute you die. You need to go through something like that to understand the capacity to which someone will go to give their life for somebody else.” – Marcus Luttrell
In one of the best films of 2013, check out the incredible new featurette from LONE SURVIVOR. Learn more about the real heroes of LONE SURVIVOR in this new video, featuring interviews from writer/director Peter Berg and Marcus Luttrell, along with the families of the real-life SEAL team members portrayed in the film.
Through courage, perseverance, the kindness of strangers and the ultimate sacrifice of his brother SEALs under the most extreme conditions, Luttrell is alive today with one mission: to share their story.
Universal Pictures will release LONE SURVIVOR in select LA/ NY theaters on Christmas Day – everywhere on January 10, 2014.
In case you missed it, Mark Wahlberg was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE on Tuesday night and spoke about the film.
In early December I had the privilege of hosting Air Force and Navy Servicemen, along with their guests, at a special screening of the upcoming film at a local St. Louis theater.
All the officers’ reactions were very positive after seeing it and agreed that the film was really great and stayed true to the book. I am very grateful for what our military does for us on a daily basis and it was an honor to watch the movie them.
Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage and survival, LONE SURVIVOR tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative who are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan.
Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish.
MARK WAHLBERG (The Fighter, Contraband) leads the cast as Marcus Luttrell, the author of the first-person memoir “Lone Survivor,” whose book has become a motivational resource for its lessons on how the power of the human spirit is tested when we are pushed beyond our mental and physical limits.
Starring alongside Wahlberg as the other members of the elite team who gave everything for their brothers-in-arms are TAYLOR KITSCH (Savages, Friday Night Lights) as Michael Murphy, EMILE HIRSCH (Into the Wild, television’s Bonnie and Clyde) as Danny Dietz and BEN FOSTER (3:10 to Yuma, Kill Your Darlings) as Matthew “Axe” Axelson. ERIC BANA (Star Trek, Hanna) joins the core team as Erik Kristensen, their commanding officer in Afghanistan.
With the exception of Luttrell, all were killed June 28, 2005, by enemy forces while supporting Operation Red Wings.
LONE SURVIVOR is written and directed by Peter Berg, who again crafts a striking portrait of the unbreakable bonds between men that he first explored in Friday Night Lights.
I have seen the film twice now and I can tell you it’s something you want to experience on the big screen. Berg truly respects and honors these men with a realistic, timeless and isolated portrait of the sacrifices that one small band of warriors made… and how one survived to tell their tale.
Navy SEALs operating in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
(L to R) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class MATTHEW G. AXELSON, of Cupertino, California; Senior Chief Information Systems Technician DANIEL R. HEALY, of Exeter, New Hampshire; Quartermaster 2nd Class JAMES SUH, of Deerfield Beach, Florida; Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class MARCUS LUTTRELL; Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class ERIC S. PATTON, of Boulder City, Nevada; and Lt. MICHAEL P. MURPHY, of Patchogue, New York pose in Afghanistan.
A total of 11 SEALs and 8 soldiers perished on that mountain. This day is forever marked in our history, as it became the biggest single loss of life for Naval Special Warfare forces since World War II, until August 6, 2011, when a U.S. Boeing CH-47 Chinook military helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan and 30 U.S. military personnel and 8 Afghans were killed.