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Osama Bin Laden Film Delayed Over Election Fears?

Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow is set to bring the deah of notorious terrorist to the big screen.

Osama Bin Laden Film Delayed Over Election Fears?
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Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden film, 'Zero Dark Thirty', has been delayed for release until December 2012, until after the US Presidential election.

The movie sparked controversy due to its release in the run up to the November election, with Republicans fearing that the movie would give President Obama a political boost as he bids for a second term.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4, John Horn from the LA Times said that some on the right of US politics also had concerns over the access film makers were granted to secret files.

Horn said: "Initially the film was scheduled to open in October, right before the Presidential election, and there was outrage on two different fronts, one for the access that the film makers were granted and two by Republicans who felt that this would kind of glorify the President's raid on Osama Bin Laden."

However Horn added that the delay was likely to be due to the movie not being ready in time, saying: "The release has been postponed to December, I think less so because of the election but because the film makers weren't ready in time."

Bigelow's 2008 movie 'The Hurt Locker', set during the Iraq War, garnered critical praise and won a Best Picture Oscar. Her new film will show the events of the raid that killed Bin Laden in his Pakistani compound in 2011.

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