Per The Hollywood Reporter‘s coverage of a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act request, Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, director and screenwriter of the upcoming Kill Bin Laden, met with government officials to discuss the mission to, well, kill Osama Bin Laden. According to 153 pages of records obtained, Mr. Boal met with Chief Counterterrorism Advisor John O. Brennan and Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough, among others. There’s been predictable outcry, with Judicial Watch’s president Tom Fitton claiming “politically-connected filmmakers were giving extraordinary and secret access to bin Laden raid information, including the identity of a Seal Team Six leader.”
No chance of the film giving President Obama a “home-stretch boost” as Mr. Fitton claims, though, unless people are inspired by trailers–it comes out in December, after the election.
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