Pentagon, CIA look into possible leaks about Bin Laden death to filmmakers

The Pentagon and CIA will investigate whether the Obama administration gave any secret information to filmmakers about the special operations mission that resulted in Osama bin Laden's death.

The investigation came after months of urging from Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. King has expressed concerns that sharing classified information like tactics and strategy with Sony Pictures and "Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow, who will direct a film about the mission, could be damaging to American troops.

In August, White House spokesperson Jay Carney addressed the issue, saying, "We do not discuss classified information. And I would hope as we face a continued threat from terrorism, the House Committee on Homeland Security would have more important topics to discuss than a movie."

King claims folks from the intelligence and special operations communities privately expressed their support for his urging of this investigation. Last May, he objected to the Obama administration not releasing pictures of Osama bin Laden's dead body.

If nothing else, the probe has upped the buzz about the film in Hollywood. This week alone, three more actors are said to be in talks to sign on to the picture: Jessica Chastain (Celia in "The Help"), Edgar Ramirez (assassin Paz in "The Bourne Ultimatum") and Mark Strong (Lord Blackwood in "Sherlock Holmes").

Sony is aiming to release the film December 19, after the November presidential election.