Thursday, August 11, 2011

Peter King has called for a probe into the access allowed to filmmakers for a movie about SEAL Team 6 - 10th aug 2011

Hollywood is looking to shed light on the top-secret commandos who killed the world’s top terrorist, and the White House is helping, one congressman says.

The U.S.'s top brass is reportedly giving filmmakers the inside scoop to all things Navy SEAL for a movie about the squad who took out Osama bin Laden.

The New York Times reported this week that military officers were shocked when writer Mark Boal showed up at a CIA ceremony in honour of Team 6.

Boal, along with director Kathryn Bigelow, wrote the Oscar-winning Iraq war drama The Hurt Locker, and is now scribing a Navy SEAL film.

For the project, Mr Boal and Miss Bigelow reportedly have been granted unique access to the inner workings of the Pentagon.

Rep. Peter King, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, said letting Hollywood in on sensitive information like SEAL Team 6 may cost lives.

In addition, the lawmaker contends that granting such privileges could tarnish the war on terror and other disastrous consequences. Read More