'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Would a bin Laden movie be a blockbuster?
May 3rd, 2011
03:02 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Would a bin Laden movie be a blockbuster?

The death of Osama bin Laden is a triumph, but would the story about how the U.S. Navy SEALs carried out their brave mission make a great movie – perhaps even a blockbuster? Some people are saying that it wouldn’t, because we already know the ending.

I don’t think knowing how all this plays out would automatically turn the concept into a bad movie. The process of hunting down and killing OBL is so compelling. I think if done well, a movie about this could be a huge hit! So today, we are casting the “Osama bin Laden” movie. Who should play the Navy SEALs who brought Osama down?

The contenders: Jeremy Renner, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg. Want to find out who I pick? You’ve got to watch "Showbiz Tonight" at 11 p.m. ET on HLN tonight to find out! But tell me here – who do you like? Are we missing any candidates? Post below.

Some other big stories we’re fired up about on the show today…

Shania Twain dishes on her ex, and are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge now the biggest celebrities in the world?

Plus, we're recapping all the hits and misses from the star-studded Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala.

See you on "Showbiz Tonight," now exclusively at 11 p.m. ET/PT on HLN.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Ashley

    James Caviezel (Count of Monte Cristo,Passion of the Christ). Put a grotty beard on his and he's almost perfect for the Bin Laden role.

    July 18, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kandy C

    It wouldn't take a whole lot of FX makeup to turn Peter Coyote into a a really credible bin Laden. But I think he's too good a person to want the part.

    May 5, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Seriously

    A movie would be great! But no Channing Tatum.. He's been in way to many different movies to be in this one.

    May 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joni S.

    I like those choices, but I think Channing Tatum should be on there.

    May 4, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Lucy

    It would make a great movie. Navy Seals are hulks. True heroes.

    May 4, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MyMyMy

    Won't be a blockbuster unless they show clips from actual footage!

    May 4, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Marcus

    Ryan Reynolds, Jeremy Renner, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg but no hulks like the Rock or Vin.

    May 4, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Are you kidding?

    Jeremy Renner, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce

    May 4, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. Men in Black

    for a 1$, we'll do Ryan Seacrest. no questions asked.

    May 3, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Men in Black

    no thanks necessary. we were never here. you didn't see anything.

    May 3, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |

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