Senators: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Inaccurate

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Stationed in a covert base overseas, Jessica Chastain (center) plays a member of the elite team of spies and military operatives (Christopher Stanley, LEFT and Alex Corbet Burcher, RIGHT) who secretly devoted themselves to finding Osama Bin Laden in Columbia Pictures' electrifying new thriller directed by Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY.

Dianne Feinstein and other senators have drafted a letter bashing Sony for portraying torture in the upcoming film Zero Dark Thirty. The movie, which claims to be based on true events and had CIA cooperation during the making, depicts torture as an instrument of interrogation that was used in the manhunt. In a letter to Sony CEO Michael Lynton, the senators write: “Zero Dark Thirty is factually inaccurate, and we believe that you have an obligation to state that the role of torture in the hunt for Usama Bin Laden is not based on the facts, but rather part of the film’s fictional narrative.” Too late now, senators.