Qaeda chief's death inspires Hollywood

Bigelow, who won an Oscar for her Iraq war film The Hurt Locker, was already working on a project titled Kill Bin Laden even as his mansion in Pakistan’s Abbottabad city was stormed May 2.

The movie, written by scriptwriter Mark Boal, is about a fictitious failed assassination attempt on the al-Qaeda founder, the Daily Express reported. A source close to Annapurna Pictures, the studio behind the project, said: “We’re turning the script around as fast as possible and are well placed to be first on screen with our account of a truly historic mission.”

Laden’s financiers

Meanwhile, the net is closing in on al-Qaeda’s network of financiers as investigators search millions of pages of material recovered from bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad. The investigators say they have learnt more about the terrorist group in 10 days than in the previous 10 years.

Apart from uncovering potential plots, investigators say they are piecing together information about the money trail. Bin Laden is known to have had a network of wealthy backers in the Gulf region.

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