Senate To Review CIA Records of All Agency Contact with "Zero Dark Thirty" Filmmakers

Senate To Review CIA Records of All Agency Contact with "Zero Dark Thirty" Filmmakers

Looks like the drama surrounding Zero Dark Thirty and its insinuation that torture of detainees in the former detention and interrogation program led to information about Osama Bin Laden's whereabouts has sparked a Senate investigation. According to Deadline, only few weeks after sending a letter to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton which called the Jessica Chastain-starring film "grossly inaccurate," the Senate Intelligence Committee is set to begin probing official CIA records to determine what contact agency officials had with filmmakers Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal during the the movie's production. 

The investigation will reportedly be looking for any "inappropriate" access to secret material given to Bigelow and Boal, and seek to discover if agency officials are at all responsible for what they claim is an inaccurate portrayal of events leading up to Bin Laden's capture and death. Both Bigelow and Boal have denied being given access to any secret information, but it has been previously reported that they both met with the still-undercover CIA agent who is said to have been integral in locating Bin Laden's former compound in Pakistan.

In response to the Senate's letter, as well as CIA acting director Michael Morrell's comments that condemned the film as "not realistic," Sony released a statement saying that they are "proud of this important film," and that they "fully support bringing this remarkable story to the screen."

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[via Deadline]

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