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‘Deepwater Horizon’ Casts Kurt Russell and Dylan O’Brien Opposite Mark Wahlberg

by Britt Hayes April 10, 2015 @ 6:16 PM
Teen Wolf and Maze Runner star Dylan O’Brien has rapidly become a talent to watch — the young actor was rumored for the part of the new Spider-Man in our post-Andrew Garfield world, and while that didn’t pan out, O’Brien has just landed a pretty sweet gig instead. The actor has been cast opposite Mark Wahlberg in Peter Berg’s upcoming Deepwater Horizon movie, which isn’t a bad way to transition from YA to more mature projects.

'The Six Billion Dollar Man' Will Reunite Mark Wahlberg and Director Peter Berg

by Jacob Hall November 6, 2014 @ 4:41 PM
You can credit 40-plus years of inflation for the title of 'The Six Billion Dollar Man,' the upcoming big screen remake of the beloved '70s series 'The Six Million Dollar Man.' The project is in the early stages of development, but director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg are officially attached, reuniting the duo after last year's box office hit, 'Lone Survivor.'

Watch the Live-Action Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer Starring Taylor Kitsch and Emily Ratajkowski

by Mike Sampson October 31, 2014 @ 10:20 AM
The last time Taylor Kitsch and director Peter Berg teamed up to adapt a live-action version of a popular game, the world suffered through a 'Battleship' movie. Now, Kitsch and Berg have reteamed for a live-action trailer for the new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare game, and even at just under two minutes, it's already better than 'Battleship.'

Dwayne Johnson HBO Series 'Ballers' Adds 'Hot Tub Time Machine' Star Rob Corddry

by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 13, 2013 @ 2:10 PM
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Dwayne Johnson's movie stock remains consistently on the rise, but should the 'Fast & Furious' actor decide to make forthcoming HBO pilot 'Ballers' a permanent home, he'll at least be in good company. 'Hot Tub Time Manchine 2' star Rob Corddry has officially signed on to the new Mark Wahlberg-produced sports dramedy, but will it be a permanent position?

'Lone Survivor' Review

by Jordan Hoffman November 22, 2013 @ 8:53 AM
Universal Pictures
War, in case you've forgotten, is hell.
I don't mean to sound flip concerning a very serious topic, but I'm not really sure what else to glean from Peter Berg's 'Lone Survivor,' a based-on-true-story tale of a Navy SEAL operation gone south. It is a brutal, unpleasant way to spend two hours. The violence is relentless and unsubtle, and when the audio/visual PTSD smoke clears, there's the realization that you've learned nothing about these characters or the wider situation in Afghanistan. Berg's sole intent is to simply show the job these men do - “gotta pay the bills,” one character IMs to his wife. While slice-of-life narrative can sometimes be rewarding, in a film with as much manipulation as this it just isn't enough. 'Lone Survivor' rattles but it doesn't stir.

'Lone Survivor' Trailer: Mark Wahlberg Is the Last Man Standing

by Jacob Hall November 8, 2013 @ 1:16 PM
How exactly do you bounce back from a critical and financial bomb as big as 'Battleship'? If you're director Peter Berg, you go make 'Lone Survivor,' a war film based on true events that's already started generating extremely positive pre-release buzz. The newest trailer for the film has arrived and we certainly hope the finished film is as intense as it looks here.

'Lone Survivor' Featurette: Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg Want to Honor Fallen Soldiers

by Damon Houx October 22, 2013 @ 5:36 PM
Peter Berg's 'Lone Survivor' is hitting theaters right at the end of the year, which means it could very well be an Oscar spoiler. Mark Wahlberg stars alongside Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster in this true-life story of a mission gone bad, and this new featurette talks to the man whose life story the film is based on.

Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg to Headline HBO Athlete Dramedy Pilot

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 2, 2013 @ 2:05 PM
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After dominating the box office this past weekend with Michael Bay's 'Pain and Gain,' Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Mark Wahlberg are heading to the last place we expected to find them -- the small screen. The body-building duo will reunite for an upcoming HBO drama pilot about retired athletes in Miami, with Johnson set to star and Peter Berg attached to direct a script from 'Entourage' writer Stephen Levinson. But is there any chance HBO would pass on such a star-studded series?

HBO's 'The Leftovers': 'Friday Night Lights' Peter Berg to Direct and Produce Pilot

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 12, 2013 @ 2:00 PM
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Former 'LOST' showrunner Carlton Cuse has certainly found his next success in A&E's 'Psycho' prequel drama 'Bates Motel,' but will Damon Lindelof share the same success with his upcoming HBO pilot 'The Leftovers'? With the pilot soon to go before cameras, 'Friday Night Lights' helmer Peter Berg has signed on to direct and produce the rapturous new series, but will 'The Leftovers' prove to be a satisfying course?