by Chris Haire
Hollywood and the news world is suddenly all a-buzz about Morgan Spurlock, the director/guinea pig of the docu-hit Super Size Me. Why? MSNBC reports that many have begun to speculate that Spurlock has not only seen Osama bin Laden but caputured him on film, possibly for an interview.
Rumors are flying that filmmaker Morgan Spurlock of "Super Size Me" fame may have done what the United States government has failed to do for the last six years — find Osama bin Laden.
The speculation first began at the Berlin International Film Festival in February, where Spurlock showed a select group of potential buyers 15 minutes of footage from his new documentary, "Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden?" The film follows Spurlock through the Middle East in his search for the elusive leader of al-Qaida. According to Slashfilm.com, The Weinstein Co. quickly snapped up the picture after seeing the clips.
Adding to the belief, Daniel Marracino, the film's director of photography, is quoted in Variety, saying of the movie, "We've definitely got the Holy Grail."
Truth be told, it's all just buzz, and I'm betting there's a good chance that Spurlock will quell these rumors in the coming days before the hype gets out of control. After all, we're talking about a news report on a rumor. MSNBC could have solved this problem of course by getting in touch with Spurlock or withholding this report until they did. It would have been the responsible thing. That said, the report and the buzz it creates is kinda fun, you know, in an Access Hollywood kind of way.