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Oliver Stone to Revisit 9/11 Tragedy

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Oct 16, 2006 | 10:33am EDT

Oliver Stone is set to direct another movie based on the 9/11 terrorist attacks following his recent film World Trade Center.

The director's next film, Jawbreaker, will focus on America's response to the terrorist attacks with the invasion of Afghanistan and hunt for 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.

The script will be based in part on a memoir of the same name by Gary Berntsen, the CIA's point man during the invasion and the man who coordinated the efforts of the CIA and Special Operations Forces to end Taliban rule.

Stone secured the rights to the book months ago and kept it a secret so that World Trade Center could open unencumbered in the U.S. and overseas.

He says, "We've been discreet because we didn't want World Trade Center to be affected unnecessarily by political bulls**t about Afghanistan."

The Platoon director said the intention of Jawbreaker will be to create compelling drama, not spark political controversy.

He adds, "I'm not looking to make a political movie, but it always seems to come down to that with me."

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