Screen Junkies » Kill Bin Laden http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:16:22 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Joel Edgerton Dumps Kristen Stewart To ‘Kill Bin Laden’ With Kathryn Bigelow http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/joel-edgerton-dumps-kristen-stewart-to-kill-bin-laden-with-kathryn-bigelow/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/joel-edgerton-dumps-kristen-stewart-to-kill-bin-laden-with-kathryn-bigelow/#comments Fri, 06 May 2011 04:28:45 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210853 As writer Mark Boal furiously adds a happy ending to the script, 'Kill Bin Laden' has found one of their leads: Australian actor Joel Edgerton.

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Director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) has seen a sudden spike of interest in her once dormant project, Kill Bin Laden. I can’t imagine why, but then again, I don’t watch the news, read the news online, and I zone out whenever anyone tells me the news in person.

Anyway, as writer Mark Boal furiously adds a happy ending to the script, the film has found one of their leads: Australian actor Joel Edgerton. You may know him as a guy who was almost the guy replacing Matt Damon in The Bourne Legacy. He’ll play a secret operative as part of a group of kickass, Osama-slamming warriors.

To take the role, Edgerton reportedly passed on the part of The Huntsman in Snow White and The Huntsman, one of three million Snow White movies coming out. He would have starred opposite Kristen Stewart. Maybe he’s not into that twitchy way she does everything. In the end, it probably came down to how little Bin Laden murdering is in Snow White and The Huntsman. Sometimes a guy’s gotta kill some Bin Laden. Sam Claflin will reportedly take the Huntsman role.

Kill Bin Laden is looking to start shooting this Summer. (LA Times)

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UPDATED: Movie Studios Scrambling To Capture Some Of That Dead Bin Laden Magic http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/movie-studios-scrambling-to-capture-some-of-that-dead-bin-laden-magic/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/movie-studios-scrambling-to-capture-some-of-that-dead-bin-laden-magic/#comments Mon, 02 May 2011 23:55:05 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209948 Osama bin Laden is so hot right now.

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UPDATE: In light of the revelation of bin Laden’s death, the script is being quickly rewritten to include his death, probably in an effort to simply not appear anachronistic. No other details have been given.

You might vaguely remember hearing about one or two projects in the works detailing the hunt for Number One Terrorist Guy Osama bin Laden. Now, after last night’s news that Osama’s star power in Hollywood has increased significantly, the question over how these projects are going to be handled in up in the air.

The most recent project is the black ops thriller tentatively titled Kill Bin Laden from The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow. It’s been stalling, but now that there’s a pre-packaged “happy ending” to the story, maybe Kill Bin Laden will get fast-tracked, perhaps under the new title Killed Bin Laden.

The other movie is a project based on the book Jawbreaker, about “the December 2001 American-led military mission to hunt and kill Bin Laden right during the opening stages of the 9/11-prompted invasion of Afghanistan that the author as the CIA pointman had helped coordinate with Special Operations Forces.” Oliver Stone was reportedly interested in it, but it never gained much traction – it’s safe to say that’s about to change.

Anyway, both of these movies’ stocks have probably increased significantly in light of bin Laden’s death. Stay tuned for any official announcement about these projects, or any other new bin Laden-related movies. Perhaps in an announcement from the White House at 11:30 PM. (Deadline)

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