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Peter Berg Will Direct The Leftovers for HBO

Damon Lindelof's HBO adaptation of Tom Perrotta's rapture novel The Leftovers has tapped Friday Night LightsHancock, and Rihanna's Battleship director Peter Berg for the pilot. Filming is set to begin in New York in June, with a 2014 premiere eyed. "The pilot will introduce characters and storylines not in the book. It has to," Lindelof told Vulture last summer. "The book is so rich in characters and details ... and opens so many creative doors. But it probably only has enough content for two or three episodes."