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The race is on to cre­ate the first sil­ver-screen ver­sion of Osama bin Laden’s sur­prise demise. Agents al­ready are hear­ing pitches for projects, says the Hol­ly­wood Re­porter, grant­ing an edge to di­rec­tor Kathryn Bigelow and screen­writer Mark Boal, the team be­hind the Os­car­win­ning film “The Hurt Locker.” Mr. Boal, who has con­sid­er­able con­tacts in the mil­i­tary, “be­gan pick­ing up chat­ter that the hunt for bin Laden had been re-ac­ti­vated,” a source tells the in­sider pub­li­ca­tion. Yes, the team has lined up healthy fund­ing, has a built-in end­ing and could start film­ing in sum­mer.

“It’s go­ing to be an ac­tion film about the tac­ti­cal vic­tory that this pur­suit re­sulted in . . . sort of a good-news ‘Black Hawk Down,’ ” the source pre­dicts.

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