Peter King whines about upcoming OBL film
Not satisfied with holding a hearing targeting Muslims, Peter King is now targeting film makers.
Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal deny King’s claims.
“Our upcoming film project about the decade long pursuit of Bin Laden has been in the works for many years and integrates the collective efforts of three administrations, including those of Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, as well as the co-operative strategies and implementation by the department of defence and the Central Intelligence Agency,” they wrote. “Indeed, the dangerous work of finding the world’s most wanted man was carried out by individuals in the military and intelligence communities who put their lives at risk for the greater good without regard for political affiliation. This was an American triumph, both heroic and non-partisan, and there is no basis to suggest that our film will represent this enormous victory otherwise.”
Ironically, The Hurt Locker, Bigelow and Boal’s Oscar-winning first outing together, was criticised in some quarters for failing to accurately depict military manoeuvres. Kill Bin Laden was already in the works when an elite team of US navy seals shot the al-Qaida leader dead at his Pakistan compound on 2 May. Boal has since rewritten the screenplay in light of the real-life final act.
In other words, a movie might not be the best place to sneak sensitive information into, especially if its narration isn’t all too reliable.
A hearing that NAACP claims stereotypes Muslims, and attempts to monitor film production. Not to make any tired comparisons or anything, but I can’t shake the feeling I’ve heard this before.