Deadline reports that Kathryn Bigelow next film with the new title of Untitled Commando Film (Kill Bin Laden) could end up with serious talent attached to it. Jason Clarke (Wettest County, Public Enemies) is now confirmed for the lead role and the rest of the names in the mix are equally enticing. Previously Joel Edgerton had been linked to the project but he isn't on this list. He may have passed to focus on other offers.
The names that do appear include Tom Hardy (Warrior), Idris Elba (Prometheus), Guy Pearce (Hurt Locker, Memento), Rooney Mara, Jennifer Ehle (Contagion, King's Speech, Sunshine) and Nina Arianda (Midnight In Paris). A solid cast which won't break the bank allowing a solid thriller to come out and will likely end up in the awards race. Hardy has been on fire in the last couple of month choosing his directors and projects very carefully. Elba is always a great addition to any cast and I'm dying to see him in Prometheus. Rooney of course is gathering a lot of early praise and even Oscar buzz for her upcoming performance in David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon tattoo. Jennifer had some really touching and powerful scenes in Steven Sodgerbergh's Contagion, here's hoping this is a larger role for her.