Filmmakers Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal are closing in the cast of their Osama Bin Laden movie,inspired by the story of Navy SEAL Team Six’s take-down of the terrorist leader.
Joel Edgerton,Jessica Chastain,Edgar Ramirez,Mark Strong as well Chris Pratt and Jason Clarke are in negotiations to join the movie,which will shoot this year for a planned December 19 release.
The filmmakers are eyeing a February start date,said The Hollywood Reporter.
Columbia Pictures picked up US distribution rights to the project in May 2011.
Bigelow and Boal,the duo behind the Oscar-winning film ‘The Hurt Locker’,had been working for some time on the project in the context of the hunt for Bin Laden and were eyeing a summer 2011 start when the terrorist’s killing by a black ops team changed the project.
Boal spent the latter part of the year incorporating the developments into the script which caused a delay to the project.