Clint Eastwood has found his Richard Jewell. Paul Walter Hauser, who gave memorable performances in I, Tonya and BlacKkKlansman, will play the title character in Eastwood’s latest, Richard Jewell. Hauser joins previously-announced cast member Sam Rockwell, who is playing Jewell’s lawyer, who defended the security guard against allegations he planted a bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
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Clint Eastwood‘s The Ballad of Richard Jewell has found its first cast member in Sam Rockwell. The Oscar-winning actor will play the lawyer who defended Richard Jewell, the security guard who was falsely accused of planting a bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Jewell was hailed as a hero at first when he discovered the device, but his life quickly went to hell when law enforcement made him their prime suspect.
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The Ballad of Richard Jewell has been in the works for around five years now. The film is based on a Vanity Fair article from 1997 and will tell the true story of a security guard who discovered a pipe bomb at the Olympic games in Atlanta in 1996. At first, he was hailed a hero, but suddenly he became vilified when he became a suspect instead. Now, it finally appears to be gaining some real traction as it locks down Clint Eastwood as director and shifts from its former home at 20th Century Fox over to Warner Bros. Pictures, following the former studio’s acquisition by The Walt Disney Company. Read More »
In the wake of The Wolf of Wall Street, actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill planned to quickly re-team for a movie called The Ballad of Richard Jewell, the true story of a man who discovered a bomb at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and then was falsely vilified as a suspect in the crime.
Over the next several years, directors like Paul Greengrass (Jason Bourne), Ezra Edelman (O.J.: Made in America), and Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven) came and went as potential directors, but now Eastwood has circled back around and is looking to make it his next directing project. Learn more about the story below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
Fresh off their collaboration on The Wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill announced they were re-teaming for The Ballad of Richard Jewell, a drama about the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. In the time since then, we’ve heard minor updates here and there. But today, there’s some really big news coming on that front.
Ezra Edelman, known for directing this summer’s O.J.: Made in America has been set to direct The Ballad of Richard Jewell as his first-ever narrative feature. Hill remains attached to star as Jewell, in addition to producing with DiCaprio. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
Clint Eastwood may follow up American Sniper with another dose of real-life drama. He’s circling The Ballad of Richard Jewell, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill‘s movie about the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. Billy Ray wrote the script based on a 1997 Vanity Fair article by Marie Brenner.
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Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
Paul Greengrass may have found himself another dramatic true-life saga to direct. He’s reportedly circling The Ballad of Richard Jewell, about the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. The film would reunite Greengrass with his Captain Phillips writer Billy Ray. Wolf of Wall Street besties Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are set to star. Hit the jump for all the details.
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Posted on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 by Angie Han
After securing an Oscar nomination for his work on Captain Phillips, writer Billy Ray has booked himself another fact-based drama. Ray is teaming with fellow 2014 Academy Award nominees Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill for The Ballad of Richard Jewell, about the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. Get all the latest details after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 by Angie Han
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill‘s last team-up was a big success on a professional level, resulting in Oscar nominations for both, and by all accounts the two hit it off on a personal level as well. Now they’re eager to reunite, this time to tell the story of Richard Jewell.
Fox has acquired the rights to Marie Brenner‘s 1997 Vanity Fair article “The Ballad of Richard Jewell,” which followed the security guard who discovered a pipe bomb at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He was initially hailed as a hero, and then (incorrectly) vilified as a suspect. More details on the project after the jump.
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