Girl power! “Zero Dark Thirty” had its Los Angeles premiere on Monday night, with director Kathryn Bigelow and star Jessica Chastain among those in attendance.
Chastain spoke on the red carpet about her role in the film as Maya, a CIA agent leading the search for Osama bin Laden. Others who attended the premiere include Chris Pratt (with wife Anna Faris), Mark Duplass, Harold Perrineau, Aaron Paul, Milla Jovovich, James Gandolfini, Mark Strong, Rosemary Harris, Jennifer Ehle and producer/screenwriter Mark Boal, who worked with Bigelow on their Oscar-winning film “The Hurt Locker.”
“Zero Dark Thirty” doesn’t arrive in theaters until Dec. 21, but praise from critics and early awards honors have made it an Oscar frontrunner. It has been named film of the year by both the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle, made the American Film Institute’s list of the top 10 films of 2012 and is among the best picture nominees for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
Actress Jessica Chastain arrives at the premiere of “Zero Dark Thirty” at the Dolby Theatre
Producer/screenwriter Mark Boal arrives
From left, producer Megan Ellison, actors Kyle Chandler and Edgar Ramirez, producer/screenwriter Mark Boal and actors Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Mark Duplass and Harold Perrineau
Kathryn Bigelow and star Jessica Chastain
Anna Faris, left, and her husband, actor Chris Pratt, attend the after party