Kathryn Bigelow’s Kill Bin Laden May Come Out After the Election

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Presenter Kathryn Bigelow poses in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kathryn Bigelow Photo: Jason Merritt/2011 Getty Images

We're anxious to see Kathryn Bigelow's next film as soon as possible, but Republicans would prefer that she hold off a little while longer. In August, New York Republican congressman Peter King demanded an investigation into whether the White House had been working with Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal on the fact-based movie Kill Bin Laden (about the hunt to find and assassinate the Al Qaeda leader) in exchange for an October 2012 release date that could help influence the presidential election the next month. Now the New York Times is reporting that Sony will bump Bin Laden back, potentially even to 2013. Osama bin Laden: still so elusive! [Media Decoder/NYT]