Randall Emmett has come a long way since his gig as Mark Wahlberg’s assistant. He’s got over 70 completed titles to his name. Six of those films have 2013 release dates, one of which grossed over $131 million worldwide and another put $122 million in the bank, and now there’s Lone Survivor, which not only could be on its way to putting up a big number at the box office, but it’s also getting an awards season push.
The film is an adaptation of Marcus Luttrell’s book Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10, which recounts his true experience during a mission in the mountains of Afghanistan during which three of his Navy SEAL brothers lost their lives in an ambush. In the film, Wahlberg steps in as Luttrell while Taylor Kitsch play Lieutenant Michael Murphy, Emile Hirsch portrays Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Danny Dietz and Ben Foster takes on the role of Sonar Technician 2nd Class Matthew Axelson. In the film, the four men are assigned to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative, but find themselves totally isolated and fighting for their lives when their op is compromised.
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