Kathryn Bigelow, the brilliant filmmaker who brought us Point Break (and The Hurt Locker, which was also a pretty good film), will make her return with Zero Dark Thirty, a thriller inspired by the US military’s mission to find and kill Osama Bin Laden.

The intense new trailer establishes Jessica Chastain as the story’s centre, with Joel Edgerton playing a military operative alongside Parks And Recreation regular Chris Pratt. Superb character actor Mark Strong also features in the trailer as some kind of political pundit, with Kyle “clear eyes” Chandler in the mix as well. With a cracking cast, great director and a fantastic naturalistic screenwriter (Bigelow collaborator Mark Boal) working with some heavy topical content, this should be a film to add to Summer’s must-see list.

Zero Dark Thirty hits theatres on December 19.

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