11/20/2012 05:13 pm ET Updated Nov 21, 2012

'Zero Dark Thirty': Kathryn Bigelow And Mark Boal On The Upcoming Film

On Dec. 19 of this year, only 19 months after Osama bin Laden was killed by a team of Navy SEALs, Kathryn Bigelow’s new film detailing how the C.I.A. and military hunted down the terrorist will hit theaters. Drawing from intensive research, Zero Dark Thirty – which stars Jessica Chastain as a dogged C.I.A. agent — is part procedural and part true-life action thriller, and in this week’s issue of EW, Bigelow and writer Mark Boal (who collaborated previously on Best Picture Oscar winner The Hurt Locker) give their first interview together about how they made the intense, hyper-realistic film.

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