The movie seems to be interesting and surprisingly , if ‘inside movies’ is to be believed’, Obama has no part in the Film!
Excerpts from the write-up from Huff post and EW.
‘In this brand new clip from “Zero Dark Thirty,” the SEALs — led by actor Joel Edgerton — take off for bin Laden’s home, all while CIA analyst Maya (Jessica Chastain) watches. Maya is the key character in “Zero Dark Thirty,” a government official who refused to rest in her quest for bin Laden. Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal — who did extensive research for the film, but apparently did not receive classified information from the Obama administration as had been previously reported — based Maya on a real-life female CIA staffer’
In this image from ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, Navy SEALs fight through a dust storm in the quest for bin Laden.
(Photo: Jonathan Olley)
It’s already the year’s most controversial movie, though almost no one knows anything about it.
Zero Dark Thirty, a chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks, began generating partisan critiques before even a frame of film was shot. Now director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal are finally opening up — though they remain extremely guarded — in their first interviews about the project.
Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive preview of the film’s teaser trailer, as well as five images from the movie, out Dec. 19. Check them out below:
Zero Dark Thirty will be an unusual film in that the climax of the story is already widely known and it’s the set-up that remains mysterious. Bin Laden was killed on May 2, 2011 by the U.S. Navy’s elite SEAL Team Six, but what remains largely unknown is the true backstory behind the raid, and how intelligence agencies and the military connected the dots that eventually brought them to that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
“I’m fascinated by people who dedicate themselves to really difficult and dangerous things for the greater good,” Boal said in a phone interview. “I think they’re heroic and I’m intrigued by them. I’m fascinated by the world they inhabit. I personally want to know how they caught bin Laden. All I can do is hope that it interests other people.”
The trailer is highly stylized, emphasizing the secrecy of the story with its use of the kind of bars used to black out information on redacted classified documents. In an email interview, Bigelow explains the significance of the title: “It’s a military term for 30 minutes after midnight, and it refers also to the darkness and secrecy that cloaked the entire decade long mission.”
The teaser also suggests a grittier, more deadly, boots-on-the-ground pursuit of information, rather than a drama about decisions made at the top in Washington.’