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Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, the Academy Award-winning duo behind The Hurt Locker, reteam for this drama detailing the hunt for Osama bin Laden, which stars Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain as the intelligence expert who dedicated a decade of her life to tracking down the world's most wanted terrorist. In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the CIA began interrogating suspected Al Qaeda agents across the globe in a bid to locate the elusive bin Laden. Upon arriving at a CIA black site and witnessing the brutal interrogation tactics firsthand, driven operative Maya (Chastain) aids her unpredictable colleague Dan (Jason Clarke) in gathering the intelligence that will help bring their target to justice. Over the course of the next decade, numerous false leads and dead ends make the search seem more futile than ever. Meanwhile, numerous suicide bombings across the Middle East and Europe hint that Al Qaeda won't go down without a fight. Then, just when it seems as if the trail of clues has finally dried up, an old piece of evidence leads Maya to a suspect who may work directly for the man charged with planning the worst act of terrorism ever committed on American soil. Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramirez, Mark Strong, Chris Pratt, and James Gandolfini co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:January 11, 2013

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jessica Chastain Best Actress - Drama 2012 Winner
National Board of Review Jessica Chastain Best Actress 2012 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Jessica Chastain Best Actress 2012 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Jessica Chastain Best Actress 2012 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jessica Chastain Best Actress 2012 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Jessica Chastain Best Actress 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jessica Chastain Best Actress 2012 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Mark Boal Best Original Screenplay 2012 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Mark Boal Best Original Screenplay 2012 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Mark Boal Best Screenplay 2012 Nominee
Producers Guild of America Mark Boal Best Producer 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mark Boal Best Original Screenplay 2012 Nominee
New York Film Critics Online Mark Boal Best Screenplay 2012 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Kathryn Bigelow Best Director (Runner-up) 2012 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2012 Winner
National Board of Review Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2012 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2012 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2012 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2012 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2012 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2012 Nominee
Producers Guild of America Kathryn Bigelow Best Producer 2012 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2012 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Paul N.J. Ottosson Best Sound Editing 2012 Winner
Producers Guild of America Megan Ellison Best Producer 2013 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association William C. Goldenberg Best Editing 2012 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics William C. Goldenberg Best Editing 2012 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts William C. Goldenberg Best Editing 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences William C. Goldenberg Best Editing 2012 Nominee
American Cinema Editors Guild William C. Goldenberg Best Edited Feature - Drama 2012 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Dylan Tichenor Best Editing 2012 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Dylan Tichenor Best Editing 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dylan Tichenor Best Editing 2012 Nominee
American Cinema Editors Guild Dylan Tichenor Best Edited Feature - Drama 2012 Nominee
New York Film Critics Circle Greig Fraser Best Cinematographer 2012 Winner

Cast

Joel Edgerton
as Patrick - Squadron Team Leader
Jessica Chastain
as Maya
Edgar Ramirez
as Larry From Ground Branch
Kyle Chandler
as Joseph Bradley
Mark Strong
as George
Chris Pratt
as Justin - DEVGRU
James Gandolfini
as CIA Director
Jason Clarke
as Dan
Frank Grillo
as Squadron Commanding Officer
Jennifer Ehle
as Jessica
Nash Edgerton
as Nate - DEVGRU EOD
Harold Perrineau, Jr.
as Jack
Reda Kateb
as Ammar
Jeremy Strong
as Thomas
Alexander Karim
as Detainee on Monitor
Nabil Elouahabi
as Detainee on Monitor
Simon Abkarian
as Detainee on Monitor
Henry Garrett
as Bagram Guard
Homayoun Ershadi
as Hassan Ghul
Darshan Aulakh
as Pakistani Detention Center Guard
David Menkin
as Case Officer
Scott Adkins
as John
Julian Lewis Jones
as Blackwater Guard
John Antonini
as George
Jessica Collins
as Debbie
Fredric Lehne
as The Wolf
Daniel Lapaine
as Tim - Station Chief
Mark Duplass
as Steve
Stephen Dillane
as National Security Advisor
Martin Delaney
as Assistant to National Security Advisor
Antony Edridge
as General in Hangar
Taylor Kinney
as Jared - DEVGRU
Callan Mulvey
as Saber - DEVGRU
Phil Somerville
as Phil - DEVGRU
Mike Colter
as Mike - DEVGRU
Brett Praed
as DEVGRU Operator
Rob Young
as DEVGRU Operator
Mark Valley
as C-130 Pilot

Crew

Kathryn Bigelow
Director
Kathryn Bigelow
Producer
Mark Boal
Producer
Megan Ellison
Producer
Mark Boal
Screenwriter
Greig Fraser
Cinematographer
John Bissell
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alexandre Desplat
Composer (Music Score)
William C. Goldenberg
Editor
Dylan Tichenor
Editor
David A. Ticotin
Associate Producer
Greg Shapiro
Executive Producer
Ted Schipper
Executive Producer
George Little
Costume Designer
Lisa Chugg
Set Decorator
Paul N.J. Ottosson
Sound/Sound Designer
David A. Ticotin
First Assistant Director
Ray Beckett
Sound Mixer
Mark Bennett
Casting
Richard Hicks
Casting
Darion Hing
Costumes Supervisor
Richard Stutsman
Special Effects Supervisor
Sarah Hood
Second Assistant Director
Alexandre Desplat
Conductor
John Mahaffie
Second Unit Director
Jamie Hardt
Sound Effects Editor
Paul N.J. Ottosson
Re-Recording Mixer
Steve Garrad
Visual Effects Executive Producer
Ben Lanning
Second Assistant Director
Image Engine
Visual Effects
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