Regardless of what you might think of direct Kathryn Bigelow's Academy Award win for 2009's The Hurt Locker (I was underwhelmed by it overall), you can't really deny the fact that she pushes the limit. The limit of which type of films a female filmmaker can do, and which stories she chooses to tell.
Bigelow follows up her gargantuan previous movie with Zero Down Thirty, which follows the nail-biting pursuit of wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden.
The official synopsis:
Zero Dark Thirty tells the story of the SEAL team that tracked down and killed Osama bin Laden, as well as the events that led up to the mission itself. The movie is directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal, the director-writer duo that brought us "The Hurt Locker." The movie stars Chris Pratt, Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Scott Adkins, Joel Edgerton and Kyle Chandler.
The new teaser trailer gives you just a taste of Bigelow's signature provocative style and intelligent storytelling. She teamed up once again with her Hurt Locker scribe Boal, and has assembled a fairly daring cast here. Chastain is usually excellent, as is Mark Strong, but Edgerton and Chandler can be real hit or miss. Here's hoping the film delivers.
Zero Dark Thirty hits theaters December 19th.