Bin Laden movie may be scheduled after election

Shortly after the Obama administration ordered the successful killing of Osama bin Laden, a controversy brewed around a new film set to show the hunt for the world’s once most high-profile terrorist. “Kill Bin Laden,” from the creators of “The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, was reported to be released Oct. 12, just before next year’s election. But it looks like the date is being changed for one reason or another.

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y, accused the administration in August of possibly leaking classified information to the filmmakers about the mission to kill Bin Laden to the filmmakers. Both the administration and the filmmakers denied the charges.

And yet, Sony Pictures, which owns the rights to the movie, is now considering moving the release date until after the election, citing concerns over a crowded 2012 movie-release schedule, according to the New York Times. The schedule change would of course render the movie’s impact on the election obsolete.

King’s office did not respond to request for comment.

h/t The Hollywood Reporter