They find something every day to be outrageously outraged over, don’t they?
Claims that the Obama administration provided the “Zero Dark Thirty” filmmakers special access to high-level national security officials and shared sensitive information about the bin Laden raid have led to an internal Pentagon investigation of suspected security leaks.
- Upcoming film Zero Dark Thirty claims that Bin Laden might not have been found if not for a young female CIA analyst
- She devoted the best part of a decade to finding the terrorist
- According to colleagues, she was one of the first to advance the theory that the key to finding Bin Laden was in Al Qaeda’s courier network
- But, astonishingly, it has now emerged that truth may indeed be as strange as fiction. According to Zero Dark Thirty, a forthcoming film about the hunt for Bin Laden — whose makers were given top-level access to those involved — he might never have been found if it hadn’t been for an attractive young female CIA agent every bit as troublesome as Homeland’s Carrie Mathison
The criticisms from politicians and the CIA didn’t hurt Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” in its first weekend at the box office.
CIA insiders have confirmed claims by the film’s director Kathryn Bigelow that she is entirely justified in focusing on the role played by a junior female CIA analyst, named Maya in the film and played by Jessica Chastain. And just as in Homeland, the real agent has been snubbed by superiors and fallen out with colleagues since the Bin Laden raid in May last year.
But who is this CIA super-sleuth? Although the woman is still undercover and has never been identified, Zero Dark Thirty’s emphasis on Maya’s importance tallies with the account of a U.S. Navy SEAL involved in the raid who later wrote about it in a book.
An Oscar front-runner, Sony’s tale of the manhunt for Osama bin Laden brought in $410,000 from five screens in New York and Los Angles over the weekend. That’s a whopping $82,000 per screen, by far the best of any film in release.
Haven’t seen it don’t plan on doing so.