via press release:
"SEAL TEAM SIX: THE RAID ON OSAMA BIN LADEN":
AMERICA’S VERY FIRST LOOK AT THE REAL STORY BEHIND THE HISTORIC MANHUNT AND RAID THAT TOOK DOWN AL-QAEDA’S NOTORIOUS LEADER
MUST-SEE BLOCKBUSTER EXCLUSIVELY WORLD PREMIERES ON THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Event Marks NGC’s First Original Broadcast of a Feature Film Inspired by Real-Life Events
For immediate release:
Just a year and a half after President Obama ordered the raid that ended the longest manhunt in American history and took down al-Qaeda’s notorious leader, Americans for the first time in a full length feature film can see how it all went down in SEAL TEAM SIX: THE RAID ON OSAMA BIN LADEN. Directed by John Stockwell, the film will exclusively world premiere on the National Geographic Channel (NGC) on Sunday, November 4. The official trailer debuted today on Yahoo http://tv.yahoo.com/.
Produced by the Academy Award-winning producer of THE HURT LOCKER Nicolas Chartier and distributed by The Weinstein Company, then film marks NGC’s first broadcast of a feature inspired by real-life events.
From The Weinstein Company and John Stockwell, the director of INTO THE BLUE, TURISTAS and CRAZY/BEAUTIFUL, the film stars Cam Gigandet, Anson Mount, Freddy Rodriquez, Xzibit, Kathleen Robertson, Eddie Kay Thomas and Kenneth Miller, with Robert Knepper and William Fichtner.
The events portrayed in the film were vetted by a team of experts including a recently retired Navy Seal, a top CIA operative and one of the most renowned bin Laden historians. While some aspects of the characterizations have been dramatized for creative reasons, the core story is an accurate portrayal of an event that ended the longest manhunt in America history.