Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Hunt for Bin Laden Drama Set for December 19, 2012

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Sony Pictures has set Kathryn Bigelow‘s untitled hunt for Bin Laden drama (unofficially titled Kill Bin Laden) for December 19, 2012.  The studio had originally set the film for October 12, 2012, but moved it to make way for Kevin James‘ wacky shenanigans in Here Comes the Boom.  It was suspected that movie would come after the 2012 election, and the December release date confirms that expectation.  It also keeps the movie in the 2012 awards race.  It’s a funny road for a movie that was supposed to be a small and quick indie done before Bigelow and her Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal (who also wrote Kill Bin Laden) moved on to their international crime drama Triple Frontier.  However, the successful mission to take down Bin Laden this past May changed Kill Bin Laden‘s ending and significantly raised the movie’s profile.

Last week Jason Clarke (The Chicago Code) signed on to play the lead role, and Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Jennifer Ehle (Contagion), Guy Pearce (who starred in Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker), Idris Elba (Thor), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), and Nina Arianda (Midnight In Paris) are being considered for supporting roles.  Hit the jump for the competition Kill Bin Laden will face on its new date.

According to Box Office Mojo, Kill Bin Laden currently has the December 19, 2012 date all to itself (I’m sure that won’t be the case a year from now).  Presuming they keep the same date, Bigelow’s movie will get a two-day jump on the submarine thriller Hunter Killer and Ang Lee’s adaptation of Life of Pi.

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  • JUDGE DREDD

    Shame it wont be released on 9/11 anniversary. The day he picked a fight with the wrong people, that ultimately led to the day we wiped the smile off the filthy cowardly sand wizards face!

  • shane

    shame its been released at all its all lies google tim osman, its propaganda to fool the sheeple who haven’t done there research. and its funny how all of the so called seal team six all died in a helicopter crash a month later leaving no witnesses to killing him as well as no body or photos of bin laden. wake up people the elites who run this world are laughing at us.

  • Ryan

    stupid American Hollywood trying blind their people with their stupid movies… Osama is a former CIA agent !! CIA and NATO are the biggest terrorist organizations in this world !!

    • Tom

      O conspiracy theorists, you so funny

      • Ryan

        lol conspiracy theorists??? keep watching CNN and BBC idiot !!

  • Miguel Antonus

    It will be released before the election the month earlier, I promise you that. Obama wants to use it to help get some extra votes, as if he had anything really to do with it.

    Let us review shall we: Bin Laden was killed in a house across the street from the Pakistani Military compound. Also next door was a CIA safe house.

    Anyone here who thinks that a 6 foot Arab in a neighborhood where the average person is far shorter, with multiple wives and many children can really hide there for years needs some help.

    The reason Seal Team 6 was killed intentionally just a few weeks after this supposed kill was to hide the fact that Obama could not let those Seals come home to tell the truth. A few were slated to be home long before the election of November 2012.

    is it not amazing how Obama sat on the info supposedly for months?
    Is it not amazing that right after the supposed kill, that we can’t see the body of course, that the Seal Team that did the kill was then shot down on a rescue mission that was not supposed to happen. Military brass was upset that they were getting set up but had no choice in the matter. They were murdered and most of our troops in Afghanistan know it.

    • Strong Enough

      shut the F8ck up no one cares

  • brutony

    Obamas got more blood on his hands that Hitler and Stalin c\ombined! But wheres all THE ANTI-WAR CROWDS? Anyone, anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

  • beth

    thats if this film ever gets made. theres never news or updates. whats with all the screaty’s surrounding this film.

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