August 7th, 2012
05:16 PM ET
The new trailer for Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" film - you know, the one based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden - notes its release date as December, and according to one of the movie's stars, it's always been that way.
Bigelow's project stirred controversy last year when it was reported that the film was slated for an October release, right ahead of the November presidential elections. It made some question whether "Zero Dark Thirty's" recounting of the death of bin Laden on Obama's watch would impact voters, if it could at all.
Yet Joel Edgerton says that releasing the film any earlier than this winter would've been a scheduling conflict.
“Ever since I have been signed on, it was always due to release in December," Edgerton told CNN Monday on the red carpet for his new film, "The Odd Life of Timothy Green."
"In fact, even releasing before October would almost be impossible, I think, because we finished shooting it in July! I don’t know how fast those editors can twiddle the knobs and how fast those musicians can play their tunes, but it was always December."
Check out the trailer below - what do you think of the film? It's scheduled to arrive in theaters December 19.
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