Former “Friday Night Lights” star Taylor Kitsch has been chosen by director Peter Berg for one of the starring roles in his upcoming “Lone Survivor” movie.
Kitsch, who worked with Berg on Friday Night Lights and the soon-to-be released movie “Battleship,” will portray one of the members of the four-man SEAL team that was ambushed by the Taliban. Which role he’ll play has yet to be announced however. It will likely be either Danny Dietz or Michael Murphy.
Berg told Deadline, “Bin Laden’s death has cleared the way for this, a movie that will be an unapologetically patriotic film that honors and pays homage to an incredible group of badass guys who do this. The film will be a bit like Black Hawk Down, but it will focus on the quartet, which is fewer guys than that film.”
The other actors are expected to be chosen soon and production is scheduled to begin in January 2012.