The Daily Mail has revealed that British actor Ricky Sekhon is playing Osama Bin Laden in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty. Not only has he been cast in the role, but his work on the film is already complete as Columbia Pictures is looking to keep the details about this project extremely secretive. The actor apparently lost 26 pounds in order to share a closer resemblance to Bin Laden

When asked about the part, Sekhon said, "Yeah, I had a part in it, but I can’t talk about it, as I’m on quite a big non-disclosure agreement."

Zero Dark Thirty recalls the story of the special operations mission that led to the death of Bin Laden last year.  It's obviously an extremely controversial and sensitive subject for many people, so it will be interesting to see how this movie performs at the box office. Right now, we're just hoping it's not another piece of vapid propaganda. 

Zero Dark Thirty is set to be released on December 19.

[via The Daily Mail]