In this action adventure film directed by Antoine Fuqua, Willis plays Lieutenant A.K. Waters, a veteran Navy Seal. Waters is sent on a mission in Nigeria to rescue US citizen Dr. Lena Hendricks – played by Monica Belluci. Dr. Hendricks refuses to leave without the refugees under her care, and Waters leads them all on a dangerous trek to safety though the jungle. In preparation for the film, Willis and other cast members underwent three weeks of training with real Navy Seals.
After every take, we looked to Antoine to see if he got what he wanted and then we turned to the SEALS to see if we got it right. It was very important for us to portray the Navy SEALS accurately.