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‘Boys in Blue’ Director Peter Berg on Whether Doc Series Changed His View on Policing

For many years, filmmaker Peter Berg held nothing but fond memories from his college days in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. “My memory was just one of happiness and real joy, and it felt extremely diverse and inclusive,” the Macalester College alum tells THR — until decades later, when the murder of […]

‘Friday Night Lights’ Director Peter Berg on the Power of Football and His Long-Simmering Rihanna Doc

Peter Berg didn’t know how to respond to the 2020 murder of George Floyd. It was not the Minneapolis that the filmmaker, a graduate of Saint Paul’s Macalester College, thought he knew. Eventually, he turned to football, as he had before in his career — following the predominantly Black players at the city’s North Community […]

Taylor Kitsch to Lead Netflix Western From Peter Berg, Eric Newman

Netflix is headed west. The streaming giant has handed out a six-episode, straight-to-series order for American Primeval, a limited drama set to star Taylor Kitch and from exec producers Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) and Eric Newman (Narcos). Described as an ensemble drama, Netflix described the series as a “raw, adventurous exploration of the birth […]

Pickleball Doc in Works From Peter Berg’s Film 45, Co-Directors Seth Porges and Mary Pilon (Exclusive)

Pickleball is getting the documentary treatment. Producer Ashley Underwood (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm) and writer-producer Craig Coyne (Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix) are teaming with Peter Berg’s Film 45 to serve up a nonfiction exploration of one of the fastest growing sports that will be co-directed by Seth Porges and Mary Pilon. Per intel about […]

‘Spenser Confidential’ Director Peter Berg Signs First-Look Deal With Netflix

The filmmaker is already exec producing and due to direct 'Painkiller,' a limited series that looks at the opioid crisis, for the streaming giant.

Victoria’s Secret Docuseries Lands at Hulu

'The Reagans' director Matt Tyrnauer will delve into the ups and downs of the fashion brand.

‘Spenser Confidential’: Film Review

Mark Wahlberg stars as Robert B. Parker's iconic character in "Spenser Confidential,' a Netflix reboot directed by Peter Berg and also featuring Winston Duke and Alan Arkin.

Rihanna-Peter Berg Doc Lands Massive Payday From Amazon (Exclusive)

Sources say Amazon paid $25 million for the rights to an untitled Rihanna documentary, directed by Peter Berg, in a move that reflects last week's $25 million Apple TV+ deal for a Billie Eilish doc.

Winston Duke Joins Mark Wahlberg in ‘Wonderland’ for Netflix

'Black Panther' star Winston Duke has joined Mark Wahlberg in the Netflix movie 'Wonderland,' an adaptation from Robert B. Parker's detective novel series.

‘Mile 22’ Star Iko Uwais on Crossing Over to Hollywood, Indonesian Martial Arts and ‘Star Wars’

How Iko Uwais went from 'The Raid' to being in demand in Hollywood with films like 'Mile 22' and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' The Indonesian martial artist, who got his big break in cult hit 'The Raid,' is fast establishing himself as the next big action star from Asia.

Mark Wahlberg and the Art of Nationalistic Action Cinema

Everything in director Peter Berg's 'Mile 22' feels like a prop for star Mark Wahlberg's ego, including the impact-intensive over-editing of key action scenes.

‘Mile 22’: Film Review

Director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg reunite for 'Mile 22,' an action flick about a CIA unit that must transport an asset to safety under deadly circumstances.