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Kathryn Bigelow to KILL BIN LADEN

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 2nd, 2011

There are films that strike at the current zeitgeist, and then there are films like this.

Following the Sunday night announcement that the US had killed Al Qaeda figurehead and the most wanted man on the planet, Osama Bin Laden, Deadline is reporting that Kathryn Bigelow may be the first to cash in on this historic turn of events.

The outlet is reporting that she is currently working on a film titled KILL BIN LADEN, which is in pre-production, and starting the casting process. Joel Edgerton is being sought after for the film’s lead, and for those who may remember, this is what has been described as the director’s much talked about “Black Ops Thriller,” which will see Mark Boal pen the film’s screenplay.

Now, there are a few interesting aspects about this project. First up, the film was written a while back, and is said to follow a failed attempt to get the infamous terrorist leader. Toss in the fact that Edgerton may be a bit too busy working on something like SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, and this film may have all the zeitgeist in the world behind it, but also may not have much monetary momentum.

All in all, I think that if there is someone to do this project, Bigelow is that person. Things are apparently moving forward for the film, and it looks as though it will be her next film, and it will also be one that one be too hard to find some backing studio wise, thanks to both its subject matter, and the fact that financing is already in place.

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