EXCLUSIVE: Alexander Ludwig has landed the role of Navy SEAL Shane Patton in Lone Survivor, the Peter Berg-directed adaptation of the Marcus Luttrell book. Ludwig plays a soldier on a covert mission that goes wrong, joining Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Eric Bana. The film is being financed by Emmett/Furla Films for a September 25 start in New Mexico. Universal Pictures, which developed the movie, will distribute. Lone Survivor tells the harrowing story of how Luttrell and his Navy SEAL team members fought to stay alive after being ambushed in Afghanistan in 2005 by Taliban forces during a covert mission in the Hindu Kush mountain region, where the team went to kill a terrorist leader. Film 44 partner Sarah Aubrey, Akiva Goldsman, Barry Spikings are producing with Emmett/Furla’s Randall Emmett and George Furla, and Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson.
Alexander was most recently seen in The Hunger Games, and he recently wrapped Sony’s Grown Ups 2, playing the son of David Spade’s character. He’s repped by ICM Partners.