Joel Edgerton on 'Zero Dark Thirty' release date
August 7th, 2012
05:16 PM ET

Joel Edgerton on 'Zero Dark Thirty' release date

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.


soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Just sayin'

    Well, I can sleep easier now that I have this information.

    August 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JoeKidd

    Talk about Wag the Dog. Kathryn Bigelow, the director of Zero Dark Thirty, was given unprecedented access to classified intelligence and she received Obama’s own talking points - she’s a huge supporter - so that his role and so-called “gutsy decision” would be played up in the film despite the fact Obama postponed the “kill” mission at least three times for political reasons.

    US Navy SEALs have slammed their “Commander-in-Chief” for taking undue credit, “spiking the bin Laden football” and for divulging the identies of Special Forces operators and using them as “ammunition” in his never-ending reelection campaign.

    Once again, President Obama uses OUR country’s troops and leaks national security information for HIS political gain. He is a disgrace.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. dan

    Is Bigelow going to mess up the military part of this movie as bad as she did for The Hurt Locker. As a Soldier that is one of the worst depictions of real life military actions, which is what that movie was supposed to be right?

    also, it's not "Zero" dark thirty. No one in the military calls it that. It's "Oh" dark thirty.

    August 8, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dave

    If the movie is anything like her last movie, "The Hurt Locker", then it will suck big monkey testes...The Hurt Locker was a joke of a movie but it still got an Oscar...simply amazing..

    August 8, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bam Bam

    I'm the real Bigelow bltch!

    August 7, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Soapy Johnson

    Now new White House security leaks detail accepted method to burn the Koran??? ...

    August 7, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. they walk among us

    All Obama did was sign a piece of paper. The SEALS did the real work.

    August 7, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Gouda

    Didn't Michael Scott already make this movie?

    August 7, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |

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