There were a lot of people sad to see Coach Taylor's run on the small screen end but Kyle Chandler shouldn't be too upset considering the recent string of roles in high-profile feature films filling up his free time. And don't worry fans, one of the projects includes a potential Friday Night Lights film that will focus on everyone's favorite 'clear eyed, full hearted, can't lose' Coach. However, before he returns to the sidelines, he will first apparently be reporting for duty on Kathryn Bigelow's SEAL Team 6 flick commonly referred to as Kill Bin Laden.
Deadline reports that Chandler has just signed on for the Mark Boal scripted film that follows the events leading up to the assassination of Al Queda leader Osama Bin Laden. The article states that Chandler will be playing a CIA agent in the fast-tracked factual account of the military operation but nothing has been confirmed. The Emmy winning Actor (taking home the Best Actor Drama statue) will join an incredible ensemble that includes Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramirez, Jason Clarke, Mark Strong and Chris Pratt. Yeah, amazing.
The article also mentions the recent legal troubles that the film has fallen prey to - even though Sony has smartly scheduled the release for December 19, well after the upcoming election (but the marketing will start to appear right in the heat of it all... oops) - as the Pentagon announced an investigating into the charges issued by Rep. Peter King that the Kill Bin Laden film somehow received access to inside information from the Obama administration while crafting the script. They better be prepared for much more of this as I imagine the film will face nothing but public scrutiny right up to and well after its release. Besides the controversy, I am really looking forward to seeing how The Hurt Locker creative team handles these recent true events, especially with such a wonderful cast on board.
The still untitled international thriller from Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal opens December 19, 2012. It stars Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramirez, Jason Clarke, Mark Strong, Chris Pratt and now Kyle Chandler. Chandler can be seen next in Ben Affleck's Argo and Allen Hughes' Broken City.
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