This would make for a real banner week for American intelligence.
Did Super Size Me man find Osama bin Laden?
Daniel Sankey | December 6, 2007 - 11:38AM
Rumours continue to spread that documentary-maker Morgan Spurlock, of Super Size Me fame, has found Osama bin Laden.
At the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year, Spurlock invited a select group of potential buyers to view footage of his latest film - Where In The World Is Osama bin Laden?.
Weinstein Co bought the rights to the film - but apparently not until all other invited buyers were forced to sign confidentiality agreements regarding the contents of the preview footage.
The movie, which tails Spurlock on his quest through the Middle East, will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month.
Whether rumours circulating on film websites about him finding Bin Laden turns out to be true - or whether it is simply a cunning ploy from Weinstein Co's marketing gurus - remains to be seen.
However, Daniel Marracino, the film's director of photography, was quoted in Variety recently as saying: "We've definitely got the Holy Grail."
Weinstein Co has released films such as the Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There, starring Cate Blanchett, and Transamerica, starring Felicity Huffman.