Hollywood plans movie on U.S. hunt for bin Laden

The unexpected killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on Sunday may push forward the production of a Hollywood movie about U.S. operatives hunting for the world’s most wanted terrorist, the Variety.com entertainment website reported.

Hollywood’s Oscar-winning scriptwriter Mark Boal has almost completed a still untitled script about the U.S. search for bin Laden . The production of the movie with another Oscar-winner, Kathryn Bigelow, as the director was scheduled for the summer.

“Boal had been following the mission for quite some time, thanks to his access to military intelligence and his background as an investigative journalist,” Variety said. “For him, the timing of bin Laden’s death could hardly be better… But the news comes late enough in the project’s evolution that it’ll maximize the movie’s timeliness.”

The scriptwriter and director will have to wait to see how the Arab world reacts to the news of bin Laden’s death to start production. Boal has cancelled a scheduled trip to Afghanistan next week.

Boal and Bigelow worked together as the scriptwriter and director on “Hurt Locker” in 2008, a film about U.S. military operations in Iraq. Last year the film was awarded six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.


MOSCOW, May 3 (RIA Novosti)

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