Kyle Chandler has received and accepted his orders from Kathryn Bigelow.
The "Super 8" and "Friday Night Lights" star joins Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramirez, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong, Jason Clarke and Jessica Chastain in the film that has been off-and-on referred to as "Kill Bin Laden," according to Deadline.
Chandler will be playing a CIA agent, which certainly falls in line with what co-star Strong had to say about the movie last month, describing it as "a very procedural film about the CIA and their attempts to find him" to the Press Association.
"Kill Bin Laden" (they'll never actually call it that, but it works for now) reunites the Oscar-winning team of director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal for what could be seen as a companion piece to "The Hurt Locker." Production is on schedule to begin this spring even as the Pentagon is apparently investigating charges made by Rep. Peter King that the filmmakers somehow got inside information about the bin Laden mission from the Obama Administration in preparing the script.
Kyle Chandler was seen last summer as a widowed dad in "Super 8" and recently wrapped both "Broken City," co-starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe, and Ben Affleck's latest directorial effort, "Argo." He also wrapped his long-running, Emmy-winning role as Eric Taylor on "Friday Night Lights" last year.
Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden film will deliberately be avoiding the Presidential election season and will hit theaters on Dec. 19.