NIGHTLINE Special on ZERO DARK THIRTY Features New Footage and Behind-the-Scenes Look at Kathryn Bigelow’s Thriller

     November 27, 2012


As the Oscar season is off and running, The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow’s highly anticipated/secretive drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, Zero Dark Thirty, finally screened for critics this past weekend to a rather positive response.  Reviews praised Bigelow’s procedural approach to the decade-long manhunt and singled out Jessica Chastain’s standout performance as the film’s lead, a CIA analyst whose obsession with the case eventually led to bin Laden’s assassination.

Given the film’s historical significance, ABC’s Nightline recently ran a report in which foreign correspondent (and master Presidential Debate moderator) Martha Raddatz sat down with Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal to discuss the making of the film, how the characters’ real-life counterparts felt about being portrayed, and the intense research they put into making the film as realistic as possible.  The video also includes new footage of the pic and plenty of video from the set.  Hit the jump to take a look.  Zero Dark Thirty opens in NY and LA on December 19th and expands nationwide on January 11th.

Via The Playlist.

Here’s the synopsis for Zero Dark Thirty:

For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar(R) winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) for the story of history’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man.


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  • Amard

    The early reviews praise the director if the film is captivating and early watcher doesn’t forget to single out the main performance actually it is good but somehow it gives message that rest of cast have not more to show as performances as film is teamwork and everybody’s effort makes a movie great or superb. Yes some character has more focus and well written role but as I said the movie is a team effort. And we can’t deny the fact critics are more interested in the Oscar race rather than actually watching and praising for only the movie’s sake.

  • slice

    It should be “Oh Dark Thirty”

    The military doesn’t say zero….Oh one hundred hours, etc.

  • slice

    It should be “Oh Dark Thirty”

    The military doesn’t say zero….Oh one hundred hours, etc.

  • Strong Enough

    its good to be a new yorker. haaaa

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  • jw

    fuck this movie… hollywood liberal propaganda to make obama look good.
    bigelow and boal being given all classified docs re mission etc… just to make a movie and money
    for obama and his liberal buddies. fuck that shit. boycott this movie and go buy
    matt b’s book “no easy day”. that’s the real story from one of the seals who got bin laden… not some movie bs curtailed to how they think the raid happened.