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Osama Bin Laden Film 'Zero Dark Thirty' Not Pushed Back Because Of Political Pressure

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow’s latest project, Zero Dark Thirty,  has been pushed back from October 12 to some time in  December 2012.

The controversial  film, which has been labeled as politically motivated by some, will now be released after the US presidential election.

Zero Dark Thirty is film that dramatizes the US raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan in 2011.

Since the first Zero Dark Thirty trailer was released on Tuesday, a new wave of criticism has erupted suggesting that the  movie was meant to boost the campaign of President Barack Obama — who ordered the May 2011 commando raid in which bin Laden was killed.

But screenwriter Mark Boal said the film is a non-political account of the actions of the undercover operatives who hunted down bin Laden and eventually killed him. Obama is not even a character in the movie, he said.

John Horn, from the Los Angeles Times, told  BBC Radio 4 that the film’s delayed released date had less to do with political pressure and more to do with the film makers not being ready in time for an October release.

source: BBC



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