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Joel Edgerton confirmed for KILL BIN LADEN

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 6th, 2011

On Monday, no more than probably 12 hours after it was revealed that the US had successfully hunted down and killed the most wanted man on the planet, Osama Bin Laden, it was also revealed that Kathryn Bigelow’s long-talked about “Black Ops Thriller” was set to follow the story of a failed attempt at doing just that very thing.

And now we know who will be leading it.

24 Frames is reporting that actor Joel Edgerton (ANIMAL KINGDOM) has decided to pass on SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN to take on the film, currently titled KILL BIN LADEN. He’ll be a member of an ensemble cast for the film.

With turns in WARRIOR and THE THING coming out this year, Edgerton’s stock is without a doubt rising, but this is far and away the actor’s most interesting project yet. He was originally one of the choices to take on the BOURNE franchise, which has since gone to Jeremy Renner, so it should come as little shock that he’d be as sought after an actor as he is. I love the premise of this project, and with Mark Boal back writing, this could be a film to keep the keenest of eyes on.

What do you think?

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