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AFI Festival Lone Survivor Premiere

We take a look at premiere images from Mark Wahlberg’s latest intense military drama – Lone Survivor.

Lone Survivor directed by Peter Berg who brought us the likes of Battleship and TV series Friday Night Lights premiered last Tuesday at the AFI festival in Los Angeles. Based on the true events occurring back in June 2005, of the tragic failed attempt to bring down notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah; “Operation Red Wings”, the film follows members of SEAL Team 10; Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg), Danny Deitz (Emile Hirsch), Mike Murphy (Taylor Kitsch) along with an endless cast list, including Eric Bana who plays Lt. Erik S. Kristensen.

As stated by The Hollywood Reporter’s Rebecca Ford, Mark was particularly quiet when it came to discussing his work on the film, elaborating that, “For us to talk about what we went through up on that mountain as actors is just so fake and so false considering what these guys did and what they went through.” Bearing in mind that his character was the only member to survive and evade capture during the actual operation, it must have been a hard, gruelling and surely emotional process for Wahlberg and indeed the entire crew involved. His passion continues, as he shares his opinions of actors who just sit there and say, “Oh, I went to SEAL training’ … I don’t give a fuck what you did. You don’t do what these guys do. For somebody to sit there and say my job is as difficult as somebody in the military – how fucking dare you?”

Despite such thoughts about the film’s subject, taking a look at photos from the event, Mr. Wahlberg seems pensive and smiley alongside equally happy wife, Rhea Durham. Emile Hirsch and newcomer Alexander Ludwig both look pleased to be there and smart in front of the camera. Peter Berg’s determined ‘get in’ fist portrays the energy involved and works nicely with the overall feel of how tough the filming process sounded. It shall be interesting to see how their efforts and hard work translate on screen.

Lone Survivor will hit theatres in the New Year on January 31st, 2014. [Click on images below for full size]








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