For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden.
Maya is a CIA operative whose first experience is in the interrogation of prisoners following the Al Qaeda attacks against the U.S. on the 11th September 2001. She is a reluctant participant in extreme duress applied to the detainees, but believes that the truth may only be obtained through such tactics. For several years, she is single-minded in her pursuit of leads to uncover the whereabouts of Al Qaeda’s leader, Osama Bin Laden. Finally, in 2011, it appears that her work will pay off, and a U.S. Navy SEAL team is sent to kill or capture Bin Laden. But only Maya is confident Bin Laden is where she says he is.
For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: To find and eliminate Osama Bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) for the story of history’s greatest manhunt an the world’s most dangerous man.
Zero Dark Thirty is an American action thriller war film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal. Billed as “the story of history’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man”, the film dramatizes the decade-long manhunt for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. This search eventually leads to the discovery of his compound in Pakistan, and the military raid on it that resulted in his death on May 2, 2011.
Zero Dark Thirty
Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Scott Adkins, Mark Strong, Jennifer Ehle
Screenplay by: Mark Boal
Production Design by: Jeremy Hindle
Cinematography by: Greig Fraser
Film Editing by: William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor
Costume Design by: George L. Little
Set Decoration by: Lisa Chugg
Art Direction by: Ben Collins, Rod McLean
Music by: Alexandre Desplat
Screenplay by: R for strong violence including brutal disturbing images, and for language.
Studio: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures
Release Date: January 11th, 2013