For months now, Kathryn Bigelow’s follow up to The Hurt Locker has been casting as production is set to go underway. From Kyle Chandler, Chris Pratt, and more, the cast list certainly has people’s interest peaked even higher than the fact the director is coming off of an Oscar win from two years ago. However, the film to this point has simply been called her “Untitled Bin Laden Project”. Now, it seems the film finally has it’s official title, and it certainly has some military meaning behind it.
Reuters reports the film’s title is Zero Dark Thirty, which means an unspecified time at night. Given that the film revolves around the killing of Osama Bin Laden, and the death took place in the early hours of the morning, it only seems fitting that the movie be given this title. However, it’s not one that exactly jumps out at people, and could easily be the codename of the production.
Set to star Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Harold Perrineau, Mark Strong, Jennifer Ehle, Nash Edgerton, and Edgar Ramirez, the film is gaining some major controversy right now in India due to religious groups protesting the shooting of a film who’s major plot setting revolves around Pakistan. It’s said they won’t let the production put up any Pakistani flags, and production is set to move somewhere else for the shooting of the setting.
No word yet on a release date, but previous word indicated it’s aiming for a December run in theaters.