US lawmakers Bin Laden movie to be investigated

August 11th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Washington, Aug 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US lawmakers want an upcoming Osama bin Laden movie probed. The movie touches on the hunt and the raid that finally resulted in the death of the world’s most wanted man in May.

The movie is being made by filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow. The US House Committee on Homeland Security is worried that the movie makers may have been illegally given classified information. Rep. Peter T. King of New York issued a statement on Wednesday urging the Pentagon and the CIA to initiate investigation into whether Bigelow had access to leaked classified documents.

King said that, “The Administration’s first duty in declassifying material is to provide full reporting to Congress and the American people in an effort to build public trust through transparency of government. In contrast, this alleged collaboration belies a desire of transparency in favor of a cinematographic view of history.”

Sony Pictures has secured the universal distribution rights for the project. The movie will follow the decade-long hunt for Bin Laden. The Al Qaeda founder was killed on the 1st of May 2011 during an undercover raid on his hideout in Pakistan.

Bigelow has denied any wrongdoing saying the project followed years of investigation and research. The movie is expected to start filming later in the year and it is expected to be released towards the end of 2012.

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