OSAMA THE MOVIE
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.