Having already topped countless ‘Best of the Year’ lists, big things are certainly expected of director Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty – which chronicles the decade long manhunt for Osama bin Laden, as well as the SEAL team operation to kill the al-Qaeda terrorist leader – and if the newly-released third and final trailer is anything to go by, it looks as if the near-universal acclaim could be thoroughly well-deserved.
Zero Dark Thirty reunites Bigelow with The Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal and the Academy Award-winning duo have certainly assembled an impressive ensemble cast, which is led by Jessica Chastain (The Help, The Tree of Life) as a CIA operative dedicated to tracking bin Laden down. Chastain is joined by Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Édgar Ramírez (Carlos), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Nash Edgerton (I Am Number Four), Chris Pratt (Moneyball), Harold Perrineau (Lost), Jennifer Ehle (Contagion), Jason Clarke (Lawless), Kyle Chandler (Super 8), Fares Fares (Safe House), Scott Adkins (The Expendables 2) and Josh Kelly (Transformers: Dark of the Moon).
Zero Dark Thirty receives a limited run in North America from December 19th before opening nationwide on January 11th, 2013. It hits UK cinemas on January 25th.