(LOS ANGELES) — A film about the killing of Osama Bin Laden will air on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday, Nov. 4, two days before the presidential election, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden features a cast that includes Cam Gigandet, Anson Mount and Xzibit. The broadcast comes more than a month before the theatrical release of Zero Dark Thirty, Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow’s film on the bin Laden raid.
National Geographic Channels president Howard T. Owens tells The Hollywood Reporter the decision to air Seal Team Six two days before the presidential election was not motivated by politics.
“We’re not trying for this to be political film. We have a fall schedule coming out and we want to be able to promote that schedule,” Owens said.
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