‘No Easy Day,’ About the Killing of Osama bin Laden, Subject of DreamWorks Talks; Steven Spielberg Involved [Updated]
Posted on Monday, August 27th, 2012 by Russ Fischer
The Hurt Locker team of Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal may have beaten everyone else to the punch with Zero Dark Thirty, their take on the killing of Osama Bin Laden, but they hardly have a lock on the material. Other films, such as the Cam Gigandet film Code Name Geronimo, to be distributed by The Weinstein Company, will also chronicle Bin Laden’s killing.
And now a first-hand account from one member of the Navy SEAL Team Six, Matt Bissonette, is the subject of an evolving conversation with DreamWorks. Steven Spielberg has reportedly been involved in the talks meant to bring his eyewitness account of the event to the screen.
Update: Spielberg’s spokesperson tells THR that there is no deal or potential deal for an option of the book. “Neither Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios or DreamWorks Television will be optioning Mark Owen’s book, No Easy Day.” Original story follows.