Emile Hirsch paid a visit to Littleton's Alamo Drafthouse last night for the red-carpet screening of his upcoming film Lone Survivor, which features the true story of Colorado native Danny Dietz (played by Hirsch), along with three other Navy SEALs who were ambushed during a covert mission in Afghanistan. Hirsch was joined by the Dietz family, as well as several military men and women, at the event benefiting the Danny Dietz Memorial Scholarship Fun, which annually awards one scholarship to a student from Littleton's Heritage High School, where Dietz was a graduate in 1999.
|Emile Hirsch, co-star of Lone Survivor, with family of Dan Dietz. |
Danny fought for what he believed in," said a dressed-down Hirsch during his red-carpet arrival. Commenting that he'd been a fan of the best-selling Lone Survivor book before he'd ever read the script, Hirsch confessed to having "an overwhelming awe of what these guys went through. I was like, man these guys are incredible. It was all so foreign to me. And that was the driving force behind the film, to discover what made these guys go."
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