Oscar winner to direct Osama bin Laden movie

Movie will trace the last days of the Al Qaeda leader leading up to assassination
A pedestrian walks past a TV news report about the killing of Osama bin Laden, at a railway station in Seoul on May 2, 2011
By Shane McGinley
Fri 24 Feb 2012 09:51 AM

The final days of Osama bin Laden are due to be made into a movie, with Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow due to start shooting in India next month, according to reports.

Bigelow, who won the best director Oscar for ‘The Hurt Locker’ in 2010, will arrive in Rajasthan next month, with the Indian region standing in for Pakistan, which was the last hideout of the Al Qaeda leader.

The movie will trace the infamous terrorist’s last days in Pakistan before he was assassinated by US troops in May 2011.

The movie will star Oscar-nominated ‘The Help’ actress Jessica Chastain, as well as Mark Strong, Chris Pratt, Joel Edgerton, Kyle Chandler and Edgar Ramirez.

"I've been working on Bigelow's movie in Jordan... After the Oscars, I go to India to shoot more of the exteriors for the film," Chastain told the justjared.com.

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