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Zero Dark Thirty: Kathryn Bigelow Wants People to be “Moved” by Real Story

6 years ago by Reg Seeton

Jessica Chastain stars in the Kathryn Bigelow directed Zero Dark Thirty about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden – Photo: Columbia Pictures

Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow wants people to be moved by the real story of the upcoming film that chronicles the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.

In a recent red carpet interview by ScreenTeamMedia, director Kathryn Bigelow stated that she wants moviegoers to be moved by Zero Dark Thirty since the real intelligence agents sacrificed a decade of their lives to hunt for Osama Bin Laden.

“I want them to be moved,” Bigelow said in answer to how she wants people to feel about Zero Dark Thirty. “I want them to know that this is the story of the intelligence community finding this man.”

Although Zero Dark Thirty has come under fire by many for its graphic torture scene, which some feel glorifies torture, Bigelow revealed that she wants viewers to recognize the efforts of the real men and women of the story.

“These are incredibly brave individuals, dedicated individuals, who sacrificed a lot to accomplish this mission,” Bigelow added about those who hunted and eventually captured Bin Laden.

For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar(R) winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) for the story of history’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man.

Zero Dark Thirty stars Jessica Chastain, Kyle Chandler, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong, Scott Adkins, Joel Edgerton, and James Gandolfini.

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Reg Seeton created The Deadbolt in 2005 after working for the pioneering movie news website, Coming Attractions. Reg has over 15 years experience as a top online entertainment journalist and interviewer, has worked with several award winning actors, musicians and writers, and has managed entertainment networks in New York and Los Angeles. And he's done it all with one eye!