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One possible Oscar contender that has kept the media in the dark until recently is Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," which tracks the hunt for Osama bin Laden. EW sat down with Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal (the two also collaborated on Bigelow's Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker"). Highlights below. Studios have had a hard time over the last decade luring audiences to films oriented toward 9/11 and the war that resulted from it. But with the recent smash ratings of NatGeo's "Seal Team Six," could "Zero Dark Thirty" have box office appeal? Check out the most recent trailer for the film here. On restaging Bin Laden's capture: “It’s a very accurate, we hope, rendition of how the SEALs entered, what they did on each floor,” says Boal. “Kathryn spent a lot of time trying to make sure all of that was correct, down to who was on what step when, »


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