Peter Berg – Director
Peter Berg, who is best known for directing films such as Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom, and Hancock will be responsible for bringing the Lone Survivor story to the big screen. Also an accomplished actor he is best known for his role as Dr. Billy Kronk on the CBS medical drama Chicago Hope.
Peter Berg was born March 11, 1964 in New York City and later attended Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he majored in theater arts and theater history.
In 1985 Berg moved to Hollywood to pursue his film career. Initially, Berg became a production assistant to learn more about the movie industry. In 1992, he gained recognition for playing a World War II soldier in the film A Midnight Clear. In 1998, he made his feature directorial debut with Very Bad Things, a black comedy starring Jon Favreau, Christian Slater, Jeremy Piven, and Daniel Stern.
Berg scored a hit in 2003 with The Rundown. Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Seann William Scott, the action comedy was well-received by critics and managed to score well at the box-office. In 2004, Berg began work on his third directorial effort, Friday Night Lights, a football film based on the New York Times Bestseller.
In 2006, Peter Berg developed and became executive producer of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning drama Friday Night Lights, based on the novel and film of the same name.
Berg followed up in 2007 with The Kingdom, a Michael Mann-produced political thriller set in Saudi Arabia, starring Academy Award winners Jamie Foxx and Chris Cooper. Berg’s recent film, Hancock, starring Will Smith, Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman was one of the biggest grossing films of 2008.
In addition to Lone Survivor, other projects Peter Berg has in development include:
- The Mission
- Hercules: The Thracian Wars
- Cocaine Cowboys
- Gone Like The Wind
- Army of Two
- Hancock 2