A New York congressman is calling for an investigation into what kind of “cooperation” the Obama administration provided for a movie about the take down of 9-11 terrorist mastermind, Osama bin Laden. Director Kathryn Bigelow is partnering with screenwriter Mark Boal on this bin Laden film.
Apparently, the filmmakers are being accused of getting “special access” and classified information — allegedly including data on the Navy Seal Team 6 raid which resulted in the death of bin Laden.
Today Deadline.com posted reaction from Bigelow and Boal, declaring they have received help from officials in three administrations: Clinton and Bush are the other two. Also on the site, a letter from Congressman Peter King detailing the allegations, which started with a recent column in the New York Times.
Last year, Bigelow won best director for “The Hurt Locker.” Boal took home best original screenplay for that Iraq drama. More on the controversy swirling around their latest film here.