Back in August, Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, raised concerns over director Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming Osama bin Laden movie, and whether she and screenwriter Mark Boal were being leaked classified material regarding the recent capture and assassination of the late al Qaeda leader. On Thursday, the CIA and Defense Department officially opened an investigation into the project, a move that King obviously agreed with. "I am pleased that the inspectors general at DoD and the CIA agree with me that potential leaks to filmmakers are something worth investigating and taking action to address," he said.

The untitled film -- tentatively called 'Kill Bin Laden' -- stars Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke and Chris Pratt and tells the story of the United States' hunt for Bin Laden. 2011's "It" actress, Jessica Chastain, as well as Mark Strong and Edgar Ramirez, are currently in negotiations to join the cast as well. The movie is slotted for a December, 17 release date, which will hopefully be plenty of time (probably?) for the government to wrap up their investigation.

[via Fox News]

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