Details of Osama Bin Laden raid leaked to ‘The Hurt Locker’ director Kathryn Bigelow, claims US senator

Investigation underway about possibility of leaked date from Navy Seals operation

A US senator has claimed that classified information about the killing of Osama Bin Laden was leaked to film director Kathyrn Bigelow.

The Independent reports that Republican senator Peter King is claiming that confidential details about the Navy Seals raid that resulted in the death of Bin Laden have been passed on to Bigelow, who won the Academy Award for Best Director for her 2009 film The Hurt Locker, and relate to a new movie she is working on that will be released later this year.

Although Bigelow and screen-writer Mark Boal are thought to have been working on their new project before the raid took place, King’s claims are currently being investigated by the US Defence Department.

In November last year, The Hurt Locker actor Jeremy Renner was rumoured to be taking over the Mission Impossible franchise from current leading man Tom Cruise. He plays Brandt, a member of IMF operative Ethan Hunt’s team, in the new film Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol.