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Bin Laden Movie Under Fire

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: Director Kathryn Bigelow hasn't yet called "action" on her movie about the capture of Osama bin Laden, but the project is already stirring up controversy. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, sent a letter to the CIA and the Department of Defense on Tuesday asking for an investigation into whether the White House has granted Bigelow and Sony Pictures access to confidential information for the project. King also seems to be concerned about the possible political ramifications of the film, which is scheduled to arrive in theaters in October 2012. "The fact that the movie is going to be released three weeks before election day, the people at the CIA told me they had no idea that this was the plan," he added. In a press briefing Wednesday, White House spokesman Jay Carney acknowledged the filmmakers have been in touch with the administration but called King's claims that Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal had gotten access to confidential information "ridiculous." The Oscar-winning Hurt Locker director and writer say that their new movie will present "an American triumph, both heroic and non-partisan," adding "there is no basis to suggest that our film will represent this enormous victory otherwise." What do you think? Can a movie about the pursuit and murder of Osama Bin Laden hurt American efforts in the Middle East? Or is Rep. Peter King using it as an excuse for some personal publicity? Leave a comment below and let us know.
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