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A movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, expected in theatres just weeks before the 2012 U.S. presidential election, is already generating a partisan political feud.

Representative Peter King, a Republican from New York and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, says he’s worried that the Obama administration will only be too happy to give sensitive details about the Navy SEAL mission to the Oscar-winning moviemakers behind the project.

White House spokesman Jay Carney suggests that King should have better things to do than complain about a movie.

King on Wednesday sought an investigation by the CIA and Pentagon inspectors general, wanting them to review the administration’s co-operation with director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, both Academy Award winners for the 2009 film The Hurt Locker. The bin Laden movie will be distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Source: The Associated Press via CBC.ca.

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