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Zero Dark Thirty Scribe Says He Should Be Free to Write "Bin Laden Was Killed by Aliens"

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Zero Dark Thirty screenwriter Mark Boal is still defending his story about capturing and killing Osama Bin Laden.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Boal said: "I think it's my right, by the way, if I firmly believe that [Osama] Bin Laden was killed by aliens, to depict that. And I should be able to put on there, 'This is 100 percent true and anyone who doubts it is themselves abducted by aliens'...without a Senate investigation into where I got that notion. Right? In this country, isn't that legit?"

Kathryn Bigelow talks Zero Dark Thirty torture controversy

He believes those politicians opposing the film are solely using it as a "publicity tool."

He elaborates, adding, "Now does that mean they can use the movie as a political platform to talk about what they've been wanting to talk about for years and years and years? Do I think that Feinstein used the movie as a publicity tool to get a conversation going about her report? I believe it."

However, despite how some politicians may feel about the film, it's clear the Academy appreciates it.

The Kathryn Bigelow directed film is nominated for Best Screenplay, Best Picture, as well as Best Actress for Jessica Chastain among its 5 nominations.

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