Pentagon probes bin Laden movie info

The Pentagon says it’s looking into concerns that the Obama administration may have given a Hollywood filmmaker too many details about the secret mission last May that killed Osama bin Laden.

The Pentagon inspector general’s office covering intelligence has informed Rep Peter King, who heads the House Homeland Security Committee, that it will investigate the Pentagon’s release of information to filmmakers about the raid in Pakistan.

King, a New York Republican, says the CIA is also examining its future interactions with the entertainment industry.

King has questioned administration cooperation with Kathryn Bigelow, director of the Oscar-winning picture The Hurt Locker. She’s working on a movie about the hunt for Bin Laden.

The White House has denied discussing classified information.

Late last year, it was announced thast  Kathryn Bigelow’s Osama Bin Laden movie will not be released before the 2012 US Presidential election.

The Sony film – believed to be called Kill Bin Laden – was set to hit cinemas on October 12, but Kevin James’ comedy Here Comes the Boom is now set to come out on that date.

According to Variety, it is not known if the decision to postpone is because of politically motivated reasons.

– AP

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