“Zero Dark Thirty” is a military slang term for super-early in the morning — that zone between midnight and 4am where a soldier might find himself stuck with some particularly crappy duty. Or the time where a raid might be launched on a wary target, the better to catch them off-guard.
Zero Dark Thirty is also the working title of Kathryn Bigelow‘s film about the SEAL Team 6 effort to kill Osama Bin Laden. The movie features Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Harold Perrineau, Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Jennifer Ehle, Nash Edgerton, and Edgar Ramirez, and some early shooting is taking place now after months of prep, revisions and delays.
Deadline announces the working title, but says there’s been a new problem with the film. Though the action takes place in Pakistan, the production is shooting some establishing shots in Chandigarh, India, and a right-wing Hindu group isn’t happy about its city being made to look like the soil of enemy Pakistan.
The film is scheduled for release on December 19 of this year.