Sony Acquire Rights to Distribute KATHRYN BIGELOW'S "BIN LADEN MOVIE"

Columbia Pictures /Sony have just announced that they intend to distribute Kathryn Bigelow's still untitled "Black Ops, Osama Bin Laden Assignation film" next. The project reunites the director with The Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal. The studios also released an official description of the black ops thriller. Hit the jump for the details.

Official description:

"The untitled film focuses on the black ops mission to capture or kill Osama bin Laden, which culminated in his death earlier this month during a high-stakes raid on his compound in Pakistan. Bigelow and Boal have been developing the project since 2008 and plan to incorporate recent events into the film."

"With the death of Osama bin Laden," states Sony Pictures Co-Chairman Amy Pascal, "this film could not be more relevant. Kathryn and Mark have an outstanding perspective on the team that was hunting the most wanted man in the world. . Mark is second to none as an investigative journalist, and Kathryn will bring the same kind of compelling authenticity and urgency that distinguished The Hurt Locker and made that film so memorable and special."

Boal and Bigelow will produce the project, alongside Annapurna Picture's Megan Ellison, and executive producer, Greg Shapiro with an eye for a release in late 2012.

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