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'Friday Night Lights' Star Kyle Chandler Joins Bin Laden Movie

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Feb 17, 2012 | 1:49pm EST

Kyle ChandlerIt's been a whole month since the last bit of casting news on Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming, controversial Osama bin Laden movie, so it's only fitting that today we learned of another high-profile actor joining the project: Kyle Chandler.

Nothing has been confirmed -- like most of the details surrounding the still-untitled film -- as far as his specific role, but Deadline reports that the Friday Night Lights actor will play a CIA agent in the mysterious drama about the Navy SEALs' hunt for and eventual killing of Osama bin Laden. The film is set for release on Dec. 19.

Since the end of the critically acclaimed football drama series Lights -- for which he won an Emmy -- Chandler has starred in J.J. Abrams' Super 8 and booked a role in Ben Affleck's upcoming Argo.

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