Jason Clarke Lands First Role in Kathryn Bigelow's Bin Laden Project

November 10, 2011
Source: Deadline

Jason Clarke

Wysocki's back! Aussie actor Jason Clarke, who kicked ass on Fox's outstanding but sadly cancelled series "The Chicago Code" playing Jarek Wysocki, is the first to be officially cast in Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming Osama Bin Laden hunting SEAL team project, formerly known as Kill Bin Laden and numerous other codenames. Deadline says that Clarke is the "first actor set" and will play a terrorist hunter in service of the U.S. efforts to hunt Bin Laden. Many big names, from Tom Hanks to Johnny Depp, have been mentioned before, but word is Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce and others are all up for roles, in addition to Clarke. Whoa!

From the sounds of it, Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow and writer/producer Mark Boal have rearranged and are looking at putting together a more robust, well-rounded group of actors than the big names mentioned before. In addition to Clarke, Hardy & Pearce, Deadline says that Jennifer Ehle (Contagion), Idris Elba, Rooney Mara and Nina Arianda (Midnight in Paris) are all "being discussed" for roles, but none of them are officially set yet. Hell, I'm just happy to see Jason Clarke land a role, he's one of my favorite actors on the rise and I'm glad to see him taking the "Chicago Code" ending as his chance to leap into movies, as he's also appearing in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby and The Wettest County in the World coming up, too.

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I thought Triple Frontier was the other project Bigelow/Boal was developing about South America and the Bin Laden one was something different? I'm also a huge fan of Clarke for his work on Brotherhood and Chicago Code.

Andrew DiDonato on Nov 10, 2011


great news.i can't wait to see her new movie

King David on Nov 10, 2011


Tom Hardy will most likely take this role. Him and Jason got along really well on Wettest County, and Tom has a fixation with the army and soldiers.

Vitaliy Shtabnoy on Nov 10, 2011



d on Nov 27, 2012


This potential cast seems like an awfully large non American contingent for a film about American soliders.

day on Nov 10, 2011


Well they are actors, who's role is to play other people than themselves.  Didn't Pearce play the role of an american soldier in the Hurt Locker......

Steven on Nov 11, 2011


I'll be interested on who's taking the role of the bearded one....

Steven on Nov 11, 2011

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