Senate to Probe ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

    Seen through the greenish glow of night vision goggles, Navy SEALs prepare to breach a locked door in Osama Bin Laden's compound in Columbia Pictures' hyper-realistic new action thriller from director Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY.

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    The Senate Intelligence Committee is reportedly launching an investigation whether Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal were granted inappropriate access to the CIA during filming of the thriller. The film, which tells the story behind the deadly raid that killed Osama bin Laden, has been criticized by some in Washington for its depiction of torture—and the senate panel wants to determine where those descriptions of torture came from. The CIA had no comment on the congressional inquiry, although acting CIA director Mike Morrell has described Zero Dark Thirty as “not a realistic portrayal of the facts.”

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