Kathryn Bigelow's Bin Laden Thriller Could Add Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong And Edgar Ramirez
Just a little while ago we published a story about Joel Edgerton being officially cast as the lead of Kathryn Bigelow's currently-untitled movie about SEAL Team Six and the hunt for Osama bin Laden. At the bottom of that report, I wrote that because the movie is set to start production next month, we should probably expect a lot of casting announcements in the next few weeks. Turns out that "next few minutes" would be more accurate.
Following the Edgerton news, Deadline has learned that Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong and Edgar Ramirez are all now in talks for the upcoming thriller. What's more, unlike Variety's report from earlier, this story says that Parks and Recreations star Chris Pratt has indeed signed up as well. The new article doesn't say what characters or roles that Chastain, Strong, or Ramirez might play. Jason Clarke is also attached to star in the movie. Based on a script by Mark Boal, the film has actually been in development for quite some time, but when Osama bin Laden was killed last year the project was rushed into pre-production and the end of the script was changed with a nice happy ending. The movie will start filming next month and is set to be released on December 9th.
Another interesting tidbit from Deadline's report is that playing a role in Bigelow's newest might prevent Chastain from pairing with Tom Cruise in Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion. That particular film will be going into production in March, meaning that unless Chastain has discovered the ability to be in two places at once, she won't be able to do the picture.
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