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Director Peter Berg Takes Over ‘Deepwater Horizon’

Director Peter Berg Takes Over ‘Deepwater Horizon’

Director Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) is in talks to replace J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year) at the helm of Lionsgate's Deepwater Horizon. J.C. Chandor had been attached to the project for some time now, but he backed away from the adaptation due to creative differences. If Peter Berg's deal is finalized, Deepwater Horizon will reunite him with his Lone Survivor star Mark Wahlberg.

The Wrap reports that Liam Neeson, who starred in Peter Berg's Battleship, and Michael Keaton are being sought to co-star in Deepwater Horizon, although no deals are currently in place and it isn't known what characters they may portray. The project is based on a December 2010 New York Times article entitled Deepwater Horizon's Final Hour by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul, which chronicles the events leading up to the 2010 explosion on the BP oil rig dubbed Deepwater Horizon.

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Peter Berg Is Developing ‘The Rundown 2’ for Dwayne Johnson

Peter Berg Is Developing ‘The Rundown 2’ for Dwayne Johnson

While director Peter Berg's 2003 action-thriller The Rundown wasn't a blockbuster by any means, taking in just over $80 million worldwide, the movie has gained quite a following over the past 10 years. The director revealed that he is actively developing a sequel, with Dwayne Johnson on board to reprise his role as the bounty hunter Beck.

It seems that Seann William Scott, who co-starred in The Rundown, is likely out of this follow-up, since the director has another actor in mind for Dwayne Johnson to work with.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Lone Survivor’ AFI Fest Premiere Interviews

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Lone Survivor’ AFI Fest Premiere Interviews

Just one day after the Veterans Day holiday, the cast and crew of Lone Survivor hit the red carpet at the AFI Fest in Hollywood last night. This adaptation of retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell's book is steadily building award season buzz leading into its limited release December 27 and expanding wide January 10, 2014. The film takes us inside the lives of four Navy SEALS (Mark Wahlberg, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Taylor Kitsch), who are sent on a mission deep into the Afghanistan mountains to kill a wanted terrorist. After their mission becomes compromised, these four soldiers are ambushed by an onslaught of Taliban soldiers in this intense tale of brotherhood and survival.

He also took us through the training process all the actor's went through, while revealing that it's merely a fraction of what real Navy SEALS must endure.

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Mark Wahlberg and Director Peter Berg Board ‘American Desperado’

Mark Wahlberg and Director Peter Berg Board ‘American Desperado’

Mark Wahlberg has signed on to star in American Desperado, with Peter Berg coming aboard to direct for Paramount Pictures.

William Monahan wrote the adapted screenplay, based on the book written by Jon Roberts (Cocaine Cowboys) and Evan Wright (Generation Kill), which recounts Jon Roberts' days as a New York drug smuggler and gun runner. Here's an official description of the book."In 2008 veteran journalist Evan Wright, acclaimed for his New York Times bestselling book Generation Kill and co-writer of the Emmy-winning HBO series it spawned, began a series of conversations with super-criminal Jon Roberts, star of the fabulously successful documentary Cocaine Cowboys. Those conversations would last three years, during which time Wright came to realize that Roberts was much more than the de-facto "transportation chief" of the Medellin Cartel during the 1980s, much more than a facilitator of a national drug epidemic. As Wright's tape recorder whirred and Roberts unburdened himself of hundreds of jaw-dropping tales, it became clear that perhaps no one in history had broken so many laws with such willful abandon.

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Peter Berg to Direct ‘Father's Day’

Battleship director Peter Berg is attached to direct Father's Day, based on the book by his cousin, Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger.

The book is a departure for the writer, whose work is predominantly set within the world of sports. This non-fiction tome revolves around one of his twin sons, Zach, who has been stricken with mental disabilities since his premature birth. The story follows the author and his 24-year-old son, as they embark on a summer-long road trip, which helps the father better understand his child.

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‘Battleship’ a Look Inside Featurette

Universal Pictures has released a behind-the-scenes featurette for Battleship, which will debut in theaters nationwide May 18. Director Peter Berg, along with stars Taylor Kitsch and Rihanna, sets the scene for this adventure, which starts out at the RIMPAC international naval war games, where mysterious new enemies emerge from the sea. Take a look.

Battleship was released May 18th, 2012.

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‘Battleship’ Super Bowl XLVI TV Spot

A 60-second TV spot for director Peter Berg's Hasbro board game adaptation Battleship hit hard during Super Bowl XLVI, and it's a doozy. If you missed all the action, don't worry! We have all of the crazy explosions and sci-fi thrills waiting for you in the video below. To watch stars Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, and Liam Neeson battle an alien threat that could possibly destroy the world, hit play now!

Battleship was released May 18th, 2012.

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‘Battleship’ Trailer with Director Peter Berg Commentary

A few weeks ago, the second trailer emerged for Battleship, which arrives in theaters May 18. Today, a new version of the trailer was released, which features commentary from director Peter Berg, who elaborates on several aspects of his movie. Click on the video player below for this 17-minute version of the Battleship trailer, with commentary from director Peter Berg.

Battleship was released May 18th, 2012.

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