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Edgerton set for Bin Laden movie

Published 06/01/2012 | 15:38

Joel Edgerton had previously been linked to the movie
Joel Edgerton had previously been linked to the movie

Joel Edgerton is reportedly the latest star to sign up for Kathryn Bigelow's film about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.

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The Warrior actor had already been linked to the movie about the Navy SEALs' mission to capture the terrorist leader, and The Wrap.com reports that he is now officially on board.

The Help's Jessica Chastain and English actor Mark Strong - who was last seen in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - are among those currently in talks about joining the Oscar-winning director's new project, which already boasts Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce and Idris Elba among the cast.

Mark Boal, who penned Bigelow's Academy Award winning 2008 film The Hurt Locker, is behind the script and the pair will both be producers.

Bigelow will direct the as yet untitled movie, which is due out in December.

There has been some controversy surrounding the film, with questions over whether the director and her creative team were given information about the real-life mission. The White House has denied the allegations.

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