News Nuggets: Kathryn Bigelow’s Bin Laden film gets working title, incites protest

Kathryn Bigelow‘s Osama Bin Laden film incites protest, gets a working title: “Members of the right wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad group stormed the set of Kathryn Bigelow’s hunt for Osama Bin Laden film in the Indian city of Chandigarh today, protesting the portrayal of Muslim culture in India, according to reports. Bigelow’s crew had been shooting there for 4 days although the director is understood not to have been on set during the unrest … Meanwhile, media reports from the set say the long-untitled picture is using the working moniker ‘Zero Dark Thirty‘ which is military-speak for a very early starting time.” DEADLINE

Should Harvey Weinstein apologize for his bullying reputation in light of the documentary “Bully”? “We’ve read — and written — a lot about ‘Bully’ lately. The R rating, followed by the Weinstein protest, followed by a screening for kids, followed by NATO’s counterprotest. And all of it has produced the sort of PR bonanza for which the Weinsteins are known. ‘Bully’ has also produced a curious side effect: Irony … [Mark Lipsky] was a marketing exec for the early days of the Weinsteins’ Miramax Films … but he remembers the Weinsteins as ‘two of the most unrepentant bullies I’d ever met.'” INDIEWIRE

Mad Men” angers 9/11 victims’ families with its ad camapign: “The ads, which echo the show’s opening credits, show a man (protagonist Don Draper) falling into a white void. They have appeared in subways and on buses since mid-January, but a new series just recently began appearing on highly position billboards and building facades around New York City, prompting cries of insensitivity. Several family members of people lost in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, told the Times the ads are offensive because they bring to mind the imagery of victims jumping from the Twin Towers on the day of the national tragedy.” EW.COM

Glee” star Jane Lynch discusses whether audiences will find out why Sue Sylvester is so mean: “Yes, we’re going to get a piece of that in this series. We find out that Sue herself may have been a lover of musical theatre as a child. And perhaps someone badmouthed her. [Laughs] I don’t know.” METRO

Zachary Quinto will be the new “American Horror Story” lead: “Deadline reports that Quinto has signed on to co-lead the second season, and he’ll be playing the antagonist to [Jessica Lange]’s character, who also recently negotiated her return to the show. Both will be playing different characters than they did in season one, and Deadline claims that in addition to the other returning players whom Murphy will announce tonight, there’s still a male co-lead yet to be cast.” VULTURE

Oscar-winning “A Separation” director Asghar Farhadi signs with talent agency: “Asghar Farhadi, the Iranian director who won the Best Foreign Language Academy Award for ‘A Separation,’ has signed with UTA. The family drama set in Tehran has earned critical and popular support throughout the international film community after its world premiere a year ago at the Fajr Film Festival in Tehran, where it earned Farhadi the Best Director award.” DEADLINE

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