Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty has been getting all the attention, but The Weinstein Company has its own ‘kill bin Laden‘ movie, titled Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama bin Laden, which dramatizes the hunt and death of Osama bin Laden.
Unlike Bigelow’s movie, this one will be airing on next month on the National Geographic Channel, just two days before the presidential election – Sunday, November 4; well-timed, since Harvey Weinstein is a big Obama supporter.
Also, this gives his film a bit of a leg-up in the battle of bin Laden movies, since Zero Dark Thirty, which will be heading straight to theaters, is scheduled to be released by Sony Pictures on December 19.
Although I should mention that Seal Team Six (directed by John Stockwell) was actually meant to be released in theaters, but National Geographic made them an offer they couldn’t refuse.
And as part of the team, the film stars Cam Gigandet, Anson Mount, Freddy Rodriquez, Kathleen Robertson, Eddie Kay Thomas, Kenneth Miller and the aforementioned Xzibit.
It’ll be made available on Netflix (in the USA) a day after its TV premiere.
“While some aspects of the characterizations have been dramatized for creative reasons, the core story is an accurate portrayal of an event that ended the longest manhunt in American history,” according to a news release from the channel.
Watch the first trailer below: