Bigelow goes to Iraq
Bigelow's next film is entitled THE HURT LOCKER, an Iraq war drama to star Jeremy Renner (28 WEEKS LATER), Brian Geraghty (JARHEAD) and Anthony Mackie. I loved Mackie in HALF-NELSON, and feel he's come a long way from getting ripped apart by Slim Shady in 8 Mile's climactic battle scene. On top of that hot young cast, Guy Pearce and Ralph Fiennes are slated for cameos.
The movie gives us inside look at combat in Iraq as it follows an elite Army Explosive Ordinance Disposal team as they navigate their way through bombs and snipers. It was written by Playboy journalist Mark Boal and was inspired by true events and recently declassified information. Bigelow has done some great action work before with films like POINT BREAK and STRANGE DAYS, but she doesn't really have a discernible aesthetic. I picture this movie as sort of a cross between JARHEAD and BLACKHAWK DOWN and I'm hoping Bigelow won't turn this thing into a generic war flick.
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