"Hurt Locker" team tackles hunt for bin Laden

Kathryn Bigelow accepts the Oscar for best achievement in directing for â??The Hurt Lockerâ?? at the 82nd Academy Awards Sunday, March 7, 2010, in Los Angeles.
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(CBS/AP) The team that brought you "The Hurt Locker" is now tackling the Black Ops mission to hunt down and capture Osama bin Laden.

Pictures: Kathryn Bigelow
Pictures: "The Hurt Locker"

Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win a Best Director Oscar, and Oscar-winning screenwriter and producer Mark Boa have a movie about the hunt for bin Laden that is now set for release next year. They had been working on the film when the al-Qaida leader was killed earlier this month.

Columbia Pictures, which acquired the domestic distribution rights to the film earlier this week, says the untitled movie will come out at the end of 2012.

Bigelow and Boal each won a pair of Oscars for producing, directing and writing last year's best picture, "The Hurt Locker." The two began developing the film about the Black Ops' mission to capture bin Laden in 2008.

Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Amy Pascal says Bigelow and Boal "have an outstanding perspective on the team that was hunting the most wanted man in the world."

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