Pentagon to Examine Alleged Leaks on bin Laden Movie

Peter King thinks White House gave too much access to Hollywood

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 6, 2012 1:55 PM CST

(Newser) – The Defense Department is investigating claims that the White House gave classified information about the Osama bin Laden raid ... to Hollywood. GOP Rep. Peter King sought the investigation following allegations that the administration provided Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow with privileged information for her upcoming film on the raid, reports CNN. (It's due out in December 2012.) King charges that the White House gave Bigelow access because it expects a glowing portrayal of its actions on film.

Kathryn Bigelow is directing a film on the bin Laden raid.
Kathryn Bigelow is directing a film on the bin Laden raid.   (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
Osama bin Laden is the subject of an upcoming film that has prompted an investigation into alleged leaks.
Osama bin Laden is the subject of an upcoming film that has prompted an investigation into alleged leaks.   (AP Photo/File)
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