You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Double duty for Berg with ‘Truck,’ ‘Hostage’

Writer, director to take on supporting roles

Peter Berg is on board to write and direct two projects: “Hostage Rescue” for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, and “Truck 44,” potentially for USA Films.

Berg, who will also play supporting roles in both films, is currently in production on a one-hour dramatic TV series, “Wonderland,” slated to preem midseason on ABC.

“Hostage” centers on an elite para-military unit who combat international terrorism. Imagine’s Brian Grazer will produce.

“Truck 44” — the script for which USA Films owns the rights but has not committed to make — is based on the lives of five New York City fire fighters who attempt to rob a building by setting it on fire.

“Truck 44” will be produced by Berg and Michael Schiffer while Interscope Communications’ Ted Field, Scott Kroopf and Erica Huggins will oversee production.

Berg’s acting credits include “The Last Seduction,” “Cop Land,” “Girl Six” and “The Great White Hype.” He also wrote and directed “Very Bad Things.”

Berg is repped by Julie and Rick Yorn at AMG and Endeavor.

More Film

  • Nicole Sexton

    Entertainment Industry Foundation Selects Nicole Sexton as President, CEO

    Peter Berg is on board to write and direct two projects: “Hostage Rescue” for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, and “Truck 44,” potentially for USA Films. Berg, who will also play supporting roles in both films, is currently in production on a one-hour dramatic TV series, “Wonderland,” slated to preem midseason on ABC. “Hostage” centers […]

  • Shape of Water

    Napa Valley Film Festival to Proceed as Planned in Aftermath of Fires

    Peter Berg is on board to write and direct two projects: “Hostage Rescue” for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, and “Truck 44,” potentially for USA Films. Berg, who will also play supporting roles in both films, is currently in production on a one-hour dramatic TV series, “Wonderland,” slated to preem midseason on ABC. “Hostage” centers […]

  • Harvey Weinstein and Trump the Same

    Are Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump the Same Person?

    Peter Berg is on board to write and direct two projects: “Hostage Rescue” for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, and “Truck 44,” potentially for USA Films. Berg, who will also play supporting roles in both films, is currently in production on a one-hour dramatic TV series, “Wonderland,” slated to preem midseason on ABC. “Hostage” centers […]

  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

    Box Office: 'Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' to Haunt Competition on Slow Weekend

    Peter Berg is on board to write and direct two projects: “Hostage Rescue” for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, and “Truck 44,” potentially for USA Films. Berg, who will also play supporting roles in both films, is currently in production on a one-hour dramatic TV series, “Wonderland,” slated to preem midseason on ABC. “Hostage” centers […]

  • Creative hollywood new leaders variety 2017

    Hollywood’s New Creative Leaders of 2017

    Peter Berg is on board to write and direct two projects: “Hostage Rescue” for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, and “Truck 44,” potentially for USA Films. Berg, who will also play supporting roles in both films, is currently in production on a one-hour dramatic TV series, “Wonderland,” slated to preem midseason on ABC. “Hostage” centers […]

  • Agents and Managers hollywood new leaders

    Hollywood New Leaders: Agents and Managers

    Peter Berg is on board to write and direct two projects: “Hostage Rescue” for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, and “Truck 44,” potentially for USA Films. Berg, who will also play supporting roles in both films, is currently in production on a one-hour dramatic TV series, “Wonderland,” slated to preem midseason on ABC. “Hostage” centers […]

  • Sexual-Harassment-In Journalism Hollywood

    A TV Executive Sexually Assaulted Me: A Critic's Personal Story

    Peter Berg is on board to write and direct two projects: “Hostage Rescue” for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, and “Truck 44,” potentially for USA Films. Berg, who will also play supporting roles in both films, is currently in production on a one-hour dramatic TV series, “Wonderland,” slated to preem midseason on ABC. “Hostage” centers […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content