Monday, October 16, 2006

Oliver Stone To Direct Film About Osama bin Laden, The CIA & Afghanistan


"The film will be based in part on "Jawbreaker," a recent book chronicling the U.S.-led assault on the al Qaeda stronghold in Afghanistan's Tora Bora region and the hunt for Osama bin Laden, a spokeswoman for Paramount, which will make the film with Stone, told Reuters."

Cut.

"The book was written by Gary Bernstein, a CIA officer who led the so-called "Jawbreaker" paramilitary unit that helped topple the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

Among his more controversial assertions is that bin Laden was present at Tora Bora during the U.S.-led assault on the region in 2001 but managed to slip away.

His account contradicted public statements by President George W. Bush and retired Army Gen. Tommy Franks, former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, that U.S. officials were never certain bin Laden was at Tora Bora."

Read about it here.

Gee do you think Oliver Stone will create any controversy with this one?

I am a fan of Oliver's films although I don't think he has ever made a better one than Salvador with a brilliant performance by James Woods and Jim Belushi, plus Platoon and Born On The Fourth Of July are both very good as well and I don't think Tom Cruise will ever give a better peformance than he gave in Born. I thought parts of JFK were brilliant and then parts were just not very good at all.

I think this will be some material that Stone can really sink his teeth into.

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