UPDATE: Mark Boal's script was based on the same team that took out Bin Laden, and he's now updating his screenplay with the real-life ending.

Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal proved they could bring the emotional toll of war as well as the tension and immediacy of combat experienced by soldiers fighting in the Middle East to vivid life with the Oscar-winning 'The Hurt Locker.' So, it's no surprise the team would reunite professionally for a thematically similar film. But things just got a little dicey for their proposed project, 'Kill Bin Laden.'

Yesterday, President Barack Obama announced that U.S. special forces found and killed terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Bigelow and Boal had recently held informal meetings with actors to begin casting 'Kill Bin Laden,' about a failed Black Ops mission by the U.S. to capture the al-Qaida leader, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Now, real-life events have put the film in jeopardy. Read on for how Bin Laden's death will likely impact the film.
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