May 27, 2011
Columbia Pictures has won distribution rights for a film that will focus on the raid that killed the man behind the September 11 World Trade Center attacks, Osama bin Laden.
The movie is set to be directed by Kathryn Bigelow, the Oscar-winng filmmaker of Iraq bomb squad hit movie “The Hurt Locker.”
Bigelow and “The Hurt Locker” screenwriter Mark Boal had already been working on a film about bin Laden’s killing or capture before his death on May 2. They were planning to center it around SEAL Team 6′s unsuccessful hunt for the al Qaeda leader, but quickly changed the plans once the news was announced.