The trailer shows several tense moments inside the portrayal of the secret CIA plotting that ultimately resulted in the death of the Sept. 11 mastermind.
Heard in voice-over is a man saying, “You will never find him” — signifying the daunting task ahead of the CIA in their pursuit of the terrorist.
Director Bigelow reunited with her Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal for Zero Dark Thirty. The wheels on the movie were already in motion when bin Laden was killed in May 2011, which led to a major about-face for the director-writer team.
In order to avoid accusations of political agenda, the film is being released after the November election, on Dec. 19; there is also no depiction of President Obama.