mark wahlberg and marcus luttrell

Mark Wahlberg To Join Cast of Lone Survivor Movie?

Reports now have superstar Mark Wahlberg in talks to join the cast of the upcoming Lone Survivor movie. The movie based on U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s best-selling book is slated to begin filming this Fall under the guidance of director Peter Berg.

Reportedly, the 40-year-old Wahlberg is being considered for the lead role of Luttrell himself.  However, it seems much more logical that the 5’8″ Wahlberg would play the role of  Lt. Michael Murphy rather than the 6’4″ Luttrell. Wahlberg also bears somewhat of a resemblance to the Medal of Honor Recipient as the photo below shows. It’s also possible that Wahlberg could be involved as a producer on the film as well.

It was also announced that Ben Foster is in talks to join the cast of the Lone Survivor Movie. Foster,who has starred in films such as 3:10 to Yuma, Contraband and The Mechanic would almost certainly be cast as Navy SEAL Matt Axelson. Facially, the two bear a strong resemblance although the 5’9″ Foster is much smaller in stature than Matt Axelson.

Peter Berg told Deadline last year, “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 bad-ass 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.”

Compare the photos below and see what you think. Taylor Kitsch seems to be more of a fit for the role of Luttrell than Wahlberg. If not, it’s likely he would assume the role of Danny Dietz.

Log on to the Lone Survivor Message board and give your opinions on the casting of Lone Survivor Movie.

ben foster and matt axelson

Mark Wahlberg and Mike Murphy

taylor kitsch and marcus luttrell

taylor kitsch and danny dietz


  1. So another movie the Mark Wahlberg will be in with a heavy dose of guns and weapons yet he is anti-2nd Amendment. Got to love the hypocrisy of the Hollywood types. There are others who are like Mr. Wahlberg and collect millions making movies with guns yet don’t want the common folks to own guns. I spent twenty-years in the military as an attack pilot and fixed-wing pilot and earned my right to own and carry a gun. What did Mr. Wahlberg do besides pretend on the big screen and do some time in jail.
    This story needs to be told since the book was awesome but not at this cost. FInd actors who believe in the 2nd Amendment and what it stands for. God Bless!!!

  2. I agree full heartedly these men beleave in our right first and for most the seals there life’s depend on it!! I myself served 8 years in the army and beleave in our rights and freedoms.. These men heels in my eyes since I have read the book soul serviver need to be played by men that have core values that believe in our rights and in our military. I really don’t beleave in some of the actors that live off our freedoms but don’t support them!!!

  3. Wahlberg has a past and did some time for a gun charge, which leads to his “anti” gun stance.

  4. I agree with others in that I am not really interested in the hollywood types who are anti-gun as a policy, yet will make millions in a movie like Lone Survivor. It should be a considered an honor to be considered for this movie. Don’t disgrace the movie when the lights are off and scripts completed by promoting anti-gun policies. Just sayin….

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