Edgar Ramirez may soon become a Navy SEAL in Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow’s movie about Osama Bin Laden.
The 34-year-old Venezuelan actor, who has starred in Carlos and The Bourne Ultimatum, is reportedly being considered for a role in the film, along with actress Jessica Chastain and actor Mark Strong, according to Deadline.com.
Directed by Bigelow, who became the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director for The Hurt Locker, the drama will reportedly tell the story of Navy SEAL Team 6′s
extensive hunt for the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Osama Bin Laden, who was finally killed in a covert mission last year.
The project isn’t without controversy. The Pentagon will reportedly investigate charges made by Rep. Peter King (R-NY) that Bigelow and her team somehow received inside information about the mission from the Obama Administration in preparing the script.
Despite the drama surrounding the drama, the script has been completed and Bigelow is expected to move forward with filming.
Sony Pictures has scheduled the film for release on December 19, to avoid this year’s presidential election.
Meanwhile, Ramirez will next star in Wrath of the Titans, a sequel to the recent Clash of the Titans reboot.