Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow isn’t done with the action/war genre quite yet: she’s following up her Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker with a story about Navy SEAL Team 6’s killing of Osama bin Laden. She’s already locked down some fantastic actors in lead roles, and now Deadline reports that the Point Break director is on the hunt for a few more to round out her new cast.
While Jason Clarke (“The Chicago Code,” Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming The Great Gatsby), Chris Pratt (“Parks and Recreation,” Moneyball), and Joel Edgerton (Warrior, The Thing) have already been confirmed, there are some new names in the mix: Jessica Chastain, Edgar Ramirez, and Mark Strong are all in talks to join the film in unknown roles. Honestly? It doesn’t matter what roles they play – these are all fantastic actors that would be a great asset to any film. Chastain burst onto the scene in 2011, releasing seven films in one year (including the fantastic Michael Shannon paranoia flick Take Shelter, one of my favorites of the year). Mark Strong always elevates any material he’s in – yes, even Green Lantern – and Edgar Ramirez received rave reviews for his work on 2010’s Carlos after appearing in The Bourne Ultimatum.
Bigelow is re-teaming with Hurt Locker writer Mark Boal on the film (once called Kill Bin Laden but now officially untitled), which will hit theaters on December 19th, 2012.