Lone Survivor is already building a bit of Oscar buzz, and it’ll be interesting to see whether it can build that in the run up to Awards season.
The movie is based on a failed 2005 mission, Operation Red Wing, which tasked four members of SEAL Team 10 (Wahlberg, Hirsch, Foster, Kitsch) to kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. However they were quickly compromised and came under attack. As the title suggests, it didn’t go well. It stars Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana, Emile Hirsch and Alexander Ludwig.
Universal have slotted it in for a prime Oscar push, with a limited US release around Christmas before it goes wide next January. Take a look at the new trailer below.