May 20, 2012
Universal Pictures Acquires International Rights To “Zero Dark Thirty”
In Zero Dark Thirty

Universal Pictures International (UPI) today announced that the studio has acquired select international distribution rights to Annapurna Pictures’ and Academy Award®-winning director Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming feature film based on the true story of the team that hunted and eventually killed Osama bin Laden. Rights were acquired from Panorama Media, who is serving as the film’s international sales agent. The Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Project reunites Bigelow with her The Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal. UPI will distribute the Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Project in the U.K., France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Scandinavia, South Africa and Spain.

Sony Pictures will release the film in the United States on December 19, 2012.