New Trailer for Zero Dark Thirty Confidently Hunts For an Oscar
10.12.12 by Ryan
"You will never find him," they said. Until they did.
Director Kathryn Bigelow struck Oscar gold with The Hurt Locker, her uncompromising look at a bomb disposal unit working during the Iraq War, and her next project may well be headed in the same direction. Initially conceived with Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal as a movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, SEAL Team Six's successful mission against the Al Qaeda terrorist changed the scope of the now named movie Zero Dark Thirty.
"I’m fascinated by people who dedicate themselves to really difficult and dangerous things for the greater good," Boal told EW when the teaser trailer was revealed in August. "I’m fascinated by the world they inhabit. I personally want to know how they caught bin Laden. All I can do is hope that it interests other people." After watching the movie's second trailer, we think people will definitely be interested.
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Named after the military terminology for "thirty minutes after midnight," Zero Dark Thirty is still focused on Jessica Chastain's mysterious CIA operative, even if she doesn't get much to say in the trailer. It's her work that gets all the attention, particularly from fellow CIA operatives like Mark Strong and SEAL team members Joel Edgerton (Warrior), and Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation), who are taken with her confidence in knowing bin Laden's location.
Also appearing in the trailer is James Gandolfini, who was recently confirmed to be playing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who was head of the CIA at the time of the SEAL Team Six mission. The Sopranos star is blink-and-miss in this trailer, but we're confident he'll be yelling and banging on a few desks in trailers soon.
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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(R) winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) for the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man.