A Tragic Fight With the Taliban Inspires Lone Survivor

Friday Night Lights director Peter Berg turns to the true story of four Navy SEALS trapped in a fire fight

While preparing to shoot Lone Survivor, the true story of four Navy SEALs trapped in a firefight against the Taliban, director Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) mapped out 90 different mountain falls, part of his re-creation of the treacherous conditions under which three of the men lost their lives. It was ominous, then, when a stuntman was injured on the very first one. "He threw himself off a 10-foot cliff into a tree, and he was supposed to bounce off the tree," Berg says. "Instead, he wrapped his ribs around it and punctured his lung." Such was the dedication of all...

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