The marketing for Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor has done a great job of stressing the real-life heroism of the Navy SEALs portrayed in the film, and a new featurette fits that motif. The behind-the-scenes video takes a look at the men who gave their lives in military service and the loved ones left behind to remember them. Based on the true-life memoir of Marcus Luttrell, the film stars Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Taylor Kitsch and Emile Hirsch.
Hit the jump to watch the featurette. Lone Survivor opens in limited release on December 25th before expanding on January 10th.
Watch the featurette for Lone Survivor that highlights the lives of the real heroes behind the story:
Here’s the official synopsis for Lone Survivor:
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 stars 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 SEAL team are Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster.
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.