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Protect The Homeland Or Go After Bin Laden: Blistering First Clip From 'Zero Dark Thirty'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
November 28, 2012 12:55 PM
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The hunt for Osama Bin Laden might seem like a straightforward operation on paper, but juggling politics, changes in chains of command and a focus from international threats to homegrown efforts turned that job into a decade-long task. But as Kathryn Bigelow's based-on-fact account "Zero Dark Thirty" will reveal, there was one woman at the center who always had her eye on the endgame.

The first blistering clip from the film has dropped and in it, we see Jessica Chastain dress down Kyle Chandler when he tries to reorient her priorities. The scene is taking place just after the 2010 attempted car bombing of Times Square in New York City that reminded everyone that al-Qaeda hadn't given up on their attacks on the country.

It's a pretty ferocious scene, and in case you missed it, there's even more to dig into with the "Nightline" story on the movie that aired earlier this week. "Zero Dark Thirty" opens in limited release on December 16th and goes wide on January 11th. 

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  • Piotr | November 28, 2012 1:35 PMReply

    Hrm. Have not seen the movie, this is my first exposure to it. Idly wondering if the success of Showtime's Homeland will interfere with this movie's reception at all? Driven, potentially unstable female agent relentlessly pursues terrorist? Or am I way off base?

  • mpbstereo | November 28, 2012 1:37 PM

    Glad to see I'm not alone with that line of thinking.

  • mpbstereo | November 28, 2012 1:32 PMReply

    Been looking forward to this for a long time now, but I have to say, with all the recent press push for Zero Dark Thirty, Jessica Chastain seems to be channeling Claire Danes in Homeland.

    (Not necessarily a bad thing, but, the comparison can't be helped with what we've been shown thus far.)

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