As yet more evidence that the cast of Friday Night Lights is a little too busy to fulfill Peter Berg’s dream of needlessly rehashing it, Kyle Chandler has just landed a part in Kathryn Bigelow’s film about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden—just one of many upcoming feature roles (including Ben Affleck’s Argo and the Mark Wahlberg-Russell Crowe drama Broken City) that mean he doesn’t have to put on the ball cap again anytime soon. Chandler will play a CIA agent who becomes involved with the SEAL Team 6 mission—that is, provided the film actually goes forward. The Pentagon is currently investigating charges from Homeland Security chairman Peter King that the Obama administration allowed Bigelow and writer Mark Boal access to classified information during their research. But Bigelow and Boal are still gearing up production anyway, under the assumption that these allegations will soon be deemed totally ridiculous. Further stoking conspiracy theories, they have, however, scrapped the film’s original title, Kill Bin Laden—though perhaps this is because the film now ends with Kyle Chandler pulling Bin Laden aside and giving him a little tough love talking-to, until he finally gets his act together.
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