Recently, Peter King, a member of Republican party, expressed that the classified information about the hunt for Osama bin Laden had been leaked to Bigelow, Boal and Sony Pictures. He had demanded an investigation into whether the Obama administration leaked the information to them for use in their upcoming film Kill Bin Laden.
Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal have denied Peter King's charges. "Our upcoming film project about the decade long pursuit of bin Laden has been in the works for many years and integrates the collective efforts of three administrations, including those of Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, as well as the cooperative strategies and implementation by the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency," The Hollywood Reporter quotes their statement.
The filmmaker duo added, “Indeed, the dangerous work of finding the world"s most wanted man was carried out by individuals in the military and intelligence communities who put their lives at risk for the greater good without regard for political affiliation. This was an American triumph, both heroic and non-partisan, and there is no basis to suggest that our film will represent this enormous victory otherwise."