WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it's looking into concerns that the Obama administration may have given a Hollywood filmmaker too many details about the secret mission last May that killed Osama bin Laden.
The Pentagon inspector general's office covering intelligence has informed Rep. Peter King, who heads the House Homeland Security Committee, that it will investigate the Pentagon's release of information to filmmakers about the raid in Pakistan.
King, a New York Republican, says the CIA is also examining its future interactions with the entertainment industry.
King has questioned administration cooperation with Kathryn Bigelow, director of the Oscar-winning picture "The Hurt Locker." She's working on a movie about the hunt for Bin Laden.
White House press secretary Jay Carney, asked in August about King's call for an investigation, said claims that the White House had given out classified information were false and that the most specific information the White House had released about the raid came from his daily briefings.
Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal put out a statement at that time saying the film "has been in the works for many years and integrates the collective efforts of three administrations, including those of Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama, as well as the cooperative strategies and implementation by the Department of Defense and the CIA."
The movie is expected to reach theaters at the end of the year.