Peter Travers' 2012 Fall Movie Preview

The 25 movies to see and five that go straight into the Scum Bucket

'Zero Dark Thirty'

Zero Dark Thirty
Jonathan Olley

In Theaters: December 19th
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain
Directed By: Kathryn Bigelow
 
After becoming the first woman to win an Oscar for directing, Kathryn Bigelow (and Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal) follows up that 2009 triumph with Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden with Joel Edgerton as a Navy SEAL and Jessica Chastain as a CIA operative. Zero's release has been postponed until after the November election to avoid controversy that the filmmakers were let in on classified info from the Obama team. Then there's a new book to contend with. No Easy Day, by Mark Owen (the pseudonym of a member of the bin Laden SEAL team who broke protocol to write this eyewitness account), could render Bigelow's film's out of step. I'm intrigued. You?

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