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The Rock Is Now Cooking An HBO Dramedy Series Which Has A Greenlight, Peter Berg To Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2013 2:21 PM
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Having conquered the world of sports as a wrestler, and proving his presence will uplift any franchise ("Fast Five," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation"), Dwayne Johnson is ready to bring his swagger to the small screen, in a project produced by his good buddy and "Pain & Gain" co-star, Mark Wahlberg.

Peter Berg Goes HBO With Damon Lindelof Penned 'The Leftovers' & Olivier Megaton Hits 'Brooklyn South'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 10, 2013 3:18 PM
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When news that an adaptation of "Election" and "Little Children" author Tom Perotta's book, "The Leftovers," would be hitting TV screens, it was also accompanied by a foreseeable showrunner: “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof. Acclimated to high-concept central mysteries for his entire career, he's now picked his return from film to TV, and it seems he's brought some notable company along for the ride.

Watch: Got Milk! Super Bowl Ad Directed By Peter Berg Starring Dwayne Johnson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2013 1:25 PM
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This weekend comes the greatest sporting eating advertising event of the year: the Super Bowl. Frankly, we couldn't tell you what teams are playing or even who the players are, but what we do know is that it's a major marketing weekend for the studios looking to pimp their expensive baubles for a huge domestic audience. Of course, not only will the stars be out to promote their movies in new trailers and extended TV spots, they've been scooped up by various brands who roll out expensive ads in the hopes that you'll talk about them and/or watch them again on Monday. But some are getting the ball rolling early.

Fire Your Agent? 5 Directors Who May Need To Rethink Their Career Choices

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 8, 2012 2:26 PM
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In his seminal book "Making Movies," Sidney Lumet wrote, "I've done two movies because I needed the money. I've done three because I love to work and couldn't wait anymore. Because I'm a professional, I worked as hard on those movies as on any I've done. Two of them turned out to be good and were hits." As with any freelance job, few filmmakers are in full control of their destiny -- they're at the behest of what they're offered, what they can actually get made, and, even once a film is in production, any number of factors that can make the difference between a creatively successful or creatively lacking film.

Peter Berg To Write & Direct Pilot 'M.I.C.E.,' A Remake Of Israeli Show 'The Gordin Cell'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 18, 2012 4:50 PM
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Well, when he's not berating Israeli journalists and accusing them of draft dodging, Peter Berg seems to be a fan of their television programs as the "Friday Night Lights" creative is headed back to the small screen for the curiously titled "M.I.C.E."

Watch: Video For Maroon 5's 'One More Night' Directed By Peter Berg & Featuring Minka Kelly

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 4:17 PM
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After bringing a board game to life in this summer's bellyflop "Battleship," Peter Berg decided to give himself another challenge, one arguably harder than bringing a board game to the big screen: he has to make you belive that Adam Levine is a sensitive boxer. That's right, block your ears, because the new single by Maroon 5 "One More Night" is here with Minka Kelly filling in the role of the requisite piece of arm candy.

Peter Berg To Direct Mental Disability Drama 'Father's Day'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2012 6:55 PM
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Lest you think "Battleship" springing a leak at theaters might have tanked the career of Peter Berg, guess again. The director was smart enough to make a one-for-them-one-for-me deal with Universal way back in 2009 when he signed on for the board game movie, so he's already getting set to shoot his Navy SEAL movie "Lone Survivor" for the studio this fall with Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster. He's also got that "Friday Night Lights" movie kicking around, and now he's adding one more movie to his plate.

Review: Waterlogged 'Battleship' Is A Cynical, Nonsensical & Boring Blockbuster

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2012 11:00 AM
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Expectations are a tricky thing with films. In an age where every teaser, trailer, teaser-for-a-trailer, poster and publicity still are pored over endlessly, many go into a film thinking they know what they'll think afterwards. This can lead to hopes being crushed, or sometimes, for a film that you'd previously dismissed turning out to be a pleasant surprise -- only last summer, we were dreading "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," only to discover that it was perhaps the best blockbuster of the season. Honestly, very little makes us happier than such a film: a picture that's been mis-marketed that turns out be an absolute treat, that is an entirely different beast to what you thought it was going to be.

'Battleship' Director Peter Berg Loses His Shit, Calls Israeli Reporter A Draft Dodger In Interview

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 16, 2012 10:59 AM
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“Battleship” helmer Peter Berg certainly has a personality we’d describe as brash, whether he’s spouting out ideas for sequels to “Hancock” or making an argument as to why his upcoming blockbuster has little to do with the board game it shares its namesake with, he’s a filmmaker who likes to have his opinions be heard away from the cinemas where his films are played. While “Battleship” has certainly received some flack for its overtly jingoistic approach to the military, we have to admit that being proud of those in the armed forces is all well and good, until you start forcing your stance on others.

"We're Doing The Movie": Peter Berg & Connie Britton Say 'Friday Night Lights' Film Is A Go

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2012 6:42 PM
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Last summer fans of Texas football, and more specifically, the series "Friday Night Lights," got some hope that there was more to come. Peter Berg revealed that he wanted to get a feature film off the ground centered on Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton picking up where the final episode of the show left off and that work was happening to start getting it rolling. And then, where was pretty much radio silence on it, but it seems it's becoming more of a reality.

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