Lone Survivor is based on a real life covert mission on June 28, 2005 codename “Operation Red Wings”. A four man SEAL Team was tasked with the capture or kill notorious Taliban leader, Ahmad Shahd.
SEAL Team 10 was tasked with this dangerous mission. The team was made up of Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg), Mike Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch), and Matt Axelson (Ben Foster).
The team head to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border where Ahmad is known to have been based but discover a large force defending him. The mission is then compromised with the deaths of three team members leaving only Luttrell.
The film is due to be released in the UK on February 21 2014.