Eric Bana is in talks to join the increasingly starry cast of Lone Survivor for Universal Pictures and director Peter Berg (Battleship), according to Variety.
The project is based on Marcus Luttrell’s non-fiction book, describing how he and his Navy SEAL team survived after being ambushed in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan in 2005.
Mark Wahlberg is attached to portray Luttrell, with Ben Foster, Taylor Kitsch, and Emile Hirsch playing the other Navy SEAL’s. No details are known for Bana’s character.
Peter Berg is directing from his own screenplay, adapted from Marcus Luttrell’s book. Shooting is scheduled to begin September 25 in New Mexico (a much safer place to film than actually going to Afghanistan).