05/02/2011 10:40 am ET Updated Jul 02, 2011

Osama Bin Laden Dead: Movie In Danger?

Somebody get Kathryn Bigelow a rewrite! 

Just as the Oscar-winning director and her screenwriting collaborator Mark Boal have been meeting with actors for an Osama Bin Laden assassination project, Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in a Pakistani compound. 

How this will impact the project is yet to be seen. Bigelow and Boal, the director and writer of 2009 best picture winner The Hurt Locker, are working on an action thriller tentatively titled Kill Bin Laden. The movie is to be based on a failed Black Ops mission by the US military to capture the Al-Qaida leader. 

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