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Probe bin Laden film: lawmaker

‘ONGOING LEAKS’:Republican Peter King claims that classified information is being given to the makers of a film that is expected to give Obama a pre-election boost

AFP, Washington

Vickers, a former CIA paramilitary officer and member of the Army Special Forces, was portrayed in the 2007 film adaptation of the book Charlie Wilson’s War about US support for Afghans fighting Soviet troops in the 1980s.

The Pentagon declined to cooperate with Bigelow’s Hurt Locker amid disagreements about the script, which portrayed a US Army bomb disposal squad in Baghdad, officials said.

US film giant Columbia Pictures has won the US distribution rights for the bin Laden movie, which is due to begin filming later this year.

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