Proposed Osama bin Laden film draws criticism

WASHINGTON

It will be directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal, both Academy Award winners for the 2009 film "The Hurt Locker."

The film is already getting criticism from the Republican Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee.

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said he's worried the Obama Administration will reveal sensitive details about the raid that killed bin Laden in May. He said there's already been too much information released about the mission.

King on Wednesday sought an investigation by the CIA and Pentagon inspectors general, wanting them to review the administration's cooperation with the filmmakers.

White House spokesman Jay Carney suggests that King should have better things to do than complain about a movie.

Carney said information provided about the raid was focused on /*President Barack Obama*/'s role and it's the same information given to anybody writing about the topic.

Bigelow and Boal say their movie will be nonpartisan.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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