Film On Bin Laden Raid–Set For 2012 Release–Spurs GOP Call For Pentagon Investigation

A film about the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden has prompted New York Rep. Peter King to call for an investigation, suggesting cooperation between the film’s director and the Pentagon could represent a leak of “classified information regarding sensitive military operations” and that the decision serves a “cinematographic view of history.”

According to The Wall Street Journal, the filmmakers will not be receiving any classified information in their briefings:

Col. David Lapan, the Pentagon spokesman, said that the Defense Department was providing assistance to director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, the team leading the bin Laden project for Sony Pictures. But Col. Lapan said that no classified information would be provided to the filmmakers.

“It is the violation of the law to provide classified information” to people not cleared to receive it, Col. Lapan said.

The film is planned for release in October 2012, just before the presidential election, adding to the controversy.

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