Mark Wahlberg joins <strong><em>Lone Survivor</em></strong>
Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster have boarded Peter Berg's upcoming Navy Seal project, Lone Survivor.

The film is an adaptation of a book by Marcus Luttrell, Lone Survivor tells the harrowing story of how Marcus Luttrell and his Navy SEAL team members fought to stay alive after being ambushed in Afghanistan in 2005 by Taliban forces during a covert mission in the Hindu Kush mountain region, where the team went to kill a terrorist leader.

Mark Wahlberg is portraying Marcus Luttrell with Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster playing the other key Navy Seal roles.

The director was inspired to write the drama after spending a month with a SEAL team in Iraq, an experience that really gave him a chance to see what life as a Navy Seal is really about.

The director had this to say about the direction of the film:

"Bin Laden's death has cleared the way for this, a movie that will be an unapologetically patriotic film that honors and pays homage to an incredible group of badass guys who do this," Berg said.