Hollywood considers Osama bin Laden movies

Even previous to the big Osama bin Laden information, Hollywood was prepping movies about the Al-Qaeda leader.

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and her screenwriting collaborator Mark Boal have been conference with actors for an Osama bin Laden killing project, hesitantly titled Kill Bin Laden, according to the The Hollywood journalist. The movie is based on a unsuccessful Black Ops duty. Joel Edgerton is said to be involved in the guide role. (We were thinking Eric Bana. How about you?)

So how will bin Laden's death crash the project? Diversity says the firefight at the Pakistan complex that killed bin Laden will be additional. But the filmmakers haven't gone on the confirmation about their plans.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the Boal-Bigelow film wasn't the only bin Laden-related plan kicking around Hollywood before Sunday's statement of his death. Oliver Stone was at one point involved in a project at Paramount called Jawbreaker, based on a book from CIA officer Gary Berntsen about the Bin Laden manhunt.

And the forthcoming 24 movies, starring Kiefer Sutherland and due out in 2012, could supply a great spot for a bin Laden plot part. Fans seemed have come up with that idea on Sunday night. Shortly after President Obama announced bin Laden had been killed, "Jack Bauer" was a trending topic on Twitter.

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