Joel Edgerton Joins Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden Movie

The political drama follows the Navy SEAL team that tracked and eventually killed bin Laden.
BY | Edgerton joins Kathryn Bigelow's Bin Laden projectJoel Edgerton has joined Kathryn Bigelow's currently untitled Osama Bin Laden film. The actor was previously involved in but not officially part of the cast.

The film revolves around the Navy SEAL team that tracked and eventually killed bin Laden.

Many of the roles for the project are still open, including a female reporter embedded with the SEAL 6 team. There is a lot of controversy with the subject matter and how the story came to be. The chairman of Homeland Security announced Thursday that the Dept. of Defense and the CIA were investigating whether classified information about the killing of bin Laden was released to Kathryn Bigelow's team. They did verify that an investigation is taking place.

The project is expected to go into production next month with a Dec. 19 release date.


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  • corey • 4 years ago

    I have the strangest feeling that because of this film's topic, it'll do great at the Oscars. I predict this as a BEST PICTURE winner. Yep, before the trailer. Before anything.


    • billyboy • 4 years ago

      LOL @ignitedspade

      I'm just fuming MW didn't post a spoiler warning. They've ruined the ending for me.


      • ignitedspade • 4 years ago

        So wait, this isn't the true story version where Bin Laden died of kidney failure 10 years ago? I guess we can hang with fiction movies loosely based on a death.


        • cripple • 4 years ago

          Awesome. Love Edgerton.


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