Bigelow Pushing Forward With ‘Kill Bin Laden’
After her Oscar win for “The Hurt Locker,” director Kathryn Bigelow set her sights on another ambitious project that has taken on new significance over the last 24 hours, given the subject matter: “Kill Bin Laden.” However, as Deadline’s Mike Fleming pointed out Monday, the movie isn’t solely focused on the late al-Qaida leader. –KA
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Bigelow and Mark Boal, her collaborator on The Hurt Locker, have been mobilizing their film to go into production as their follow-up to that Best Picture Academy Award winner. Their movie as planned was based on an earlier unsuccessful mission to try to kill the Al Qaeda leader responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attack on America as he hid in the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan. But now they’ve certainly got a celebratory ending to that dramatic story with tonight’s announcement that the U.S. conducted a military operation that killed Bin Laden.
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