Osama bin Laden Movie Project In Progress from Hurt Locker Director

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already in progress on an Osama bin Laden movie project when the news came on Sunday that the 9/11 terrorist mastermind was dead. The Osama bin Laden movie, reportedly titled Kill bin Laden is now expected to be fast-tracked to completion to take advantage of the raised level of public interest in such a project.

Kathryn Bigelow, winner of the best director Academy Award for The Hurt Locker last year, had allegedly launched into casting for the film just recently. The movie was reportedly to be based on an unsuccessful previous attempt by U.S. forces to kill or capture Osama bin Laden. The new version would likely be expanded to at least include a ‘celebratory ending’ according to MonstersandCritics.com.

Star Wars actor Joel Edgerton is allegedly being courted for a lead role in the Osama bin Laden movie.  Kathryn Bigelow is partnered with screenwriting collaborator Mark Boal on the film. Megan Ellison, daughter of Oracle chief Larry Ellison, is reportedly on board to assist with funding for the project.

An adaption of the non-fiction book Jawbreaker, another bin Laden related story, was also in the works is reportedly in limbo at Paramount currently, according to Ugo.com.