Sony Pictures has unveiled this debut trailer for the ‘The Hurt Locker’ director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal’s new film, ‘Zero Dark Thirty.’ Starring Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Edgar Ramirez, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, Nash Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle, Harold Perrineau and Frank Grillo, the story for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ revolves around the Navy SEAL team that tracked and eventually killed Osama bin Laden. The film arrives in cinemas December 19th. In addition to the debut trailer, Entertainment Weekly has released five images from the military drama to coincide with a lengthy interview with Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal.

In the interview, Mark Boal speaks on the film’s politics, adamantly states that there are none, “There’s no political agenda in the film. Full stop. Period. A lot of people are going to be surprised when they see the film. For example, the president is not depicted in the movie. He’s just not in the movie.” Boal expanded that the goal for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ was to find the human element to this decade-long manhunt, “I was looking for the human component, and I was also looking for the untold story. You spend enough time looking at these stories and what’s out there is true but partial, incomplete. I was interested in the human element and I was interested in the element that had yet to be portrayed.”

With ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ shrouded in secrecy, Kathryn Bigelow spoke on the films aspirations to be more than simply entertainment, “I guess you could call it many things. It’s a thriller, it’s a drama, it’s a mystery, it’s historical, it’s one of the great stories of our time. It traces the anatomy of the decade long hunt for the world’s most wanted man… This is an amazing story about the triumph of will, dedication, and duty. [It’s] about the real life heroes in the intelligence community who worked behind the scenes day and night on what was perhaps the toughest assignment of their lives. As such, it’s a story that needs to be told respectfully.” Head on over to EW to read the full interview, it’s a good’n.