Action thriller follows the true story of the decade-long hunt for Osama Bin Laden

A new trailer for Zero Dark Thirty, the latest film from Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, has appeared online. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.

Zero Dark Thirty is Bigelow’s follow-up The Hurt Locker, which won six Oscars in 2010, including the gongs for best picture and best director. Bigelow’s new film is also shaping up to be an awards contender, having just snagged three nominations for next year’s Golden Globes.

Zero Dark Thirty follows the true story of the hunt for Osama bin Laden following the September 11 attacks of 2001, which lasted for a nearly a decade until the terrorist leader’s assassination by US Navy SEALs in May 2011. The film’s screenplay was written by Mark Boal, who also scripted The Hurt Locker.

The film stars Jessica Chastain, who has picked up a Golden Globe nomination for her performance and is considered a strong contender for the best actress award at next year’s Oscars. The cast also includes Joel Edgerton (pictured right), James Gandolfini, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler and Taylor Kinney.

Zero Dark Thirty is scheduled to arrive in UK cinemas on January 25, 2013. The film gets a limited release in the US on December 29, before opening across America on January 11.

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