If you remember the Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker, there’s a good chance you remember the name Kathryn Bigelow. The director (who also won an Oscar for the 2008 film) recenlty completed production on her next movie, the story of the manhunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden. The movie is titled Zero Dark Thirty and… honestly? I don’t know how I feel about it! I’m probably being a bit hypocritical–because I definitely watch violent movies with no qualms whatsoever– but something about this story makes me a bit hesitant to see the film. Maybe it’s because it’s only been about a year since President Obama announced that bin Laden had been found and killed by members of the U.S. military; it’s so soon! But I’m always excited about new movies and good directors so I’m keeping my eye on this one; check out the teaser for a first look.
There’s also the Jessica Chastain factor at work here. She stars in the movie (alongside Joel Edgerton from Warrior, Kyle Chandler, and Chris Pratt), so I kinda have to watch. What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to seeing this story come to the big screen?
Zero Dark Thirty hits theatres December 19.