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Movie on US hunt for Osama?

hollywood Updated: May 03, 2011 18:11 IST
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Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's killing may move production datelines of a Hollywood movie about US operatives hunting for the world's most wanted terrorist, reported.

Osama bin Laden was killed by US forces in Pakistan's Abbottabad town early Monday.

Hollywood's Oscar-winning scriptwriter Mark Boal worked on his still untitled script about the US search for bin Laden since last year almost completing it, RIA Novosti reported.

The production of the movie with another Oscar-winner, Kathryn Bigelow, as the director was scheduled for the summer.

"Boal had been following the mission for quite some time, thanks to his access to military intelligence and his background as an investigative journalist. For him, the timing of bin Laden's death could hardly be better... But the news comes late enough in the project's evolution that it'll maximize the movie's timeliness," Variety reported.

The scriptwriter and the director will now have to wait how the Arab world would react to the news on bin Laden's death to start production and Boal already cancelled his trip to Afghanistan that he scheduled for the next week.

Boal and Bigelow worked together as the scriptwriter and director on "Hurt Locker" in 2008, a film about US military operations in Iraq. Last year the film was awarded six Oscars, including the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay awards.