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Meet the man responsible for killing Osama bin Laden (in a movie)

05.06.2011by:

Earlier this week we posed the question of how Osama bin Laden's death would affect Kathryn Bigelow's planning KILL BIN LADEN film. As it turns out it didn't kill the project at all but instead has given it new life.

The LA Times is reporting that Joel Edgerton (ANIMAL KINGDOM THE THING remake) has signed on to star in Bigelow's now-untitled action-thriller about the plot to kill Bin Laden. Edgerton had been approached about the film prior to Bin Laden's actual death but last Sunday's takedown in Pakistan put his deal on the fasttrack. Edgerton reportedly passed on the lead role in Universal's SNOW WHITE to take this part in Bigelow's film.

Edgerton would play one member of the elite military force assigned with finding and killing Osama bin Laden. Writer Mark Boal is already researching the actual operation and will incorporate the actual event into the last act of the film.

With TRIPLE FRONTIER, Bigelow and Boal's planned film with Tom Hanks, on the backburner, the Untitled Osama bin Laden Film is heating up and could film as soon as this summer. Michael Fassbender had once been approached for a role in the film as well and it's unclear whether they'll rekindle talks with him for the project.

Source: LA Times

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8:46PM on 05/08/2011
911 was an inside job!
911 was an inside job!
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9:39PM on 05/06/2011
Pity they didn't film his death in Hi Def and then they could incorporate the actual footage of the bullet penetrating his scull and blowing his fucked up brains all over the wall.
" And the Oscar goes to Kathryn Bigelow........ Again....... Sorry James you dipped out again" lol
Pity they didn't film his death in Hi Def and then they could incorporate the actual footage of the bullet penetrating his scull and blowing his fucked up brains all over the wall.
" And the Oscar goes to Kathryn Bigelow........ Again....... Sorry James you dipped out again" lol
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7:41PM on 05/06/2011
Aziz Ansari to play Bin Laden!
Aziz Ansari to play Bin Laden!
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8:11PM on 05/06/2011
Funny picture of him comes to my mind when I picture him in OBL character,thanks.
Funny picture of him comes to my mind when I picture him in OBL character,thanks.
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6:21PM on 05/06/2011

Dev Patel

as Osama. I know he's way too young, but that's the very beauty of acting and movie magic. Age him. Give him a beard. Throw some robs on him. Presto! It may even earn him an oscar nom. It's not a very cliche choice at all, it's completely left-field.......and that's why it works.
as Osama. I know he's way too young, but that's the very beauty of acting and movie magic. Age him. Give him a beard. Throw some robs on him. Presto! It may even earn him an oscar nom. It's not a very cliche choice at all, it's completely left-field.......and that's why it works.
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4:49PM on 05/06/2011
This is cool i havent seen Animal Kingdom yet but plan on seeing it soon. Ive seen Edgartons work in the trailer for the awesome Warrior and as far as i could tell the man has talent.
This is cool i havent seen Animal Kingdom yet but plan on seeing it soon. Ive seen Edgartons work in the trailer for the awesome Warrior and as far as i could tell the man has talent.
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4:23PM on 05/06/2011

Joel Edgerton

With Warrior and this, he's going to be huge. I just hope he doesn't sell out like Renner and do only franchise work like MI, Bourne and Avengers. I miss the indie stuff Renner was doing. Hopefully Edgerton will still be doing Broadway.

Recommendations: Kinky Boots, Whisper and The Square
With Warrior and this, he's going to be huge. I just hope he doesn't sell out like Renner and do only franchise work like MI, Bourne and Avengers. I miss the indie stuff Renner was doing. Hopefully Edgerton will still be doing Broadway.

Recommendations: Kinky Boots, Whisper and The Square
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1:19PM on 05/06/2011

a minute or two after the news broke

I posted an update on MFC saying 'sounds like a movie to me (you know it's gonna happen sooner or later)'

Wow... I was joking Bigelow! Probably NOT a good idea to make a movie about it!
I posted an update on MFC saying 'sounds like a movie to me (you know it's gonna happen sooner or later)'

Wow... I was joking Bigelow! Probably NOT a good idea to make a movie about it!
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12:58PM on 05/06/2011
ppffff we all know Bruce willis killed Osama.
ppffff we all know Bruce willis killed Osama.
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12:04PM on 05/06/2011

Cast This

Mel Gibson could play Osama bin Laden
Mel Gibson could play Osama bin Laden
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12:59PM on 05/06/2011
I second this, grow that beard out again and hes perfect.
I second this, grow that beard out again and hes perfect.
1:20PM on 05/06/2011
not a chance... if anyone watched Conan last night they would know Scottie Pippen is a shoe-in.
not a chance... if anyone watched Conan last night they would know Scottie Pippen is a shoe-in.
11:28AM on 05/06/2011
How about they call it Taking Out The Trash.
How about they call it Taking Out The Trash.
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11:23AM on 05/06/2011
They should get Fassbender for this movie. And possibly Jeremy Renner if he is not TOO busy.
They should get Fassbender for this movie. And possibly Jeremy Renner if he is not TOO busy.
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1:21PM on 05/06/2011
Renner? So he can play ANOTHER character law enforcement character?
Renner? So he can play ANOTHER character law enforcement character?
10:03AM on 05/06/2011

"Bigelow's now-untitled action-thriller"

Compromise: Call it 'Kill Bin' and have Edgerton wielding a katana on the poster.
Compromise: Call it 'Kill Bin' and have Edgerton wielding a katana on the poster.
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1:21PM on 05/06/2011
alright, that's funny! lol
alright, that's funny! lol
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