Los Angeles, CA, May 15, 2012—Universal Pictures International (UPI) today announced that the studio has acquired select international distribution rights to Annapurna Pictures’ and Academy Award®-winning director Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming feature film based on the true story of the team that hunted and eventually killed Osama bin Laden. Rights were acquired from Panorama Media, who is serving as the film’s international sales agent. The Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Project reunites Bigelow with her The Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal. UPI will distribute the Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Project in the U.K., France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Scandinavia, South Africa and Spain.
The cast of the Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Project includes Academy Award®-nominee Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, Mark Strong, Edgar Ramirez, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Nash Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle and Harold Perrineau Jr. Bigelow and Boal will produce alongside Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures. Greg Shapiro, Ted Schipper and Colin Wilson will serve as executive producers.
Sony Pictures will release the film in the United States on December 19, 2012.
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