The Zero Dark Thirty trailer hit the web this week, giving anxious viewers a glimpse of the movie inside the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.
The movie is from director Kathryn Bigelow, who showed off her prowess at handing the War on Terror on the big screen with the Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker. In her follow-up she follows the Navy Seals that invaded Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan and took out the al Qaeda leader.
It opens with the breaking of a source in Guantanamo Bay: “Can I be honest with you, I am bad news,” says a bearded American interrogator. “I’m not your friend. I’m not going to help you. I’m going to break you.”
The trailer is building a lot of anticipation on the web. Buzz Sugar says “the first full trailer for Zero Dark Thirty has my heart skipping beats.” The publication concludes from the trailer that “it’s definitely going to revolve around the covert operation, but it appears to be giving a more human look at the troops and agents involved, including the emotional toll it takes to be a part of such a massively secretive and dangerous mission.”
It appears Chastain will be the lead in the movie, which also features supporting players Chris Pratt, Joel Edgerton, and The Vampire Diaries‘ Taylor Kinney.
The movie is set for a December 19 release. It had initially been planned for the fall, but concerns that such a politically sensitive topic could affect the presidential election led the studio to push it back.
You can check out the full trailer for Zero Dark Thirty here: