Emile Hirsch is one of those actors who’s attempted to straddle the line between indie and mainstream, so that he has enough Hollywood clout to allow him to pick and choose more interesting small projects. However his mass-market movies, such as Speed Racer and The Darkest Hour, haven’t turned out too well, so he could do with a bit of a career bump.
Now he’s in early talks to star in another proper Hollywood movie, as director Peter Berg wants him for Lone Survivor, according to Variety. He’d join a cast that already includes Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, and Taylor Kitsch.
The project is based on the memoir of Navy SEAL Marcus Littrell, which tells his journey of survival when he and his SEAL team members were ambushed by the Taliban in Afghanistan. The soldiers were pinned down in the Hindu Kush mountains while on a mission to eliminate a terrorist. Mark Wahlberg is playing Littrell, with Ben Foster, Taylor Kitsch, and Emile Hirsch playing other SEAL team members.
Peter Ber is directing from his own adapted screenplay. It isn’t certain when the movie may shoot.