As the Olympics are getting ramped up Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have decided to join together for a new movie.
recently reported that FOX
has purchased the rights to "The Ballad of Richard Jewell."
"The Ballad of Richard Jewell"
is a 1997 Vanity Fair
article about how Jewell went from a hero to a villain to finally receiving redemption.
According to the press release, Jonah Hill
is attached to play Jewell, and his Wolf of Wall Street
associate Leonardo Di Caprio
is scheduled to play Jewell's unorthodox lawyer and friend who helped clear his name.
Initially hailed a hero for reporting the suspicious knapsack and then helping clear bystanders from the area before it exploded, Jewell was subsequently vilified just three days later as a potential suspect, his life and reputation torn apart in the advent of the 24 hour news cycle. Leonardo DiCaprio will play a lawyer Jewell knew casually, a Southern attorney who mostly did real estate closings and seemed in over his head, but he guided Jewell through a hellish Twilight Zone that went on even after the FBI officially cleared Jewell’s name three months later.
Their friendship will most likely revolve way less Qualuddes, drugs, and debauchery, but at the same time will center around the media circus of the Richard Jewell.
The Vanity Fair
article centers on The Centennial Olympic Park bombing
that occured in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. The bombing blast claimed 2 lives and injured 111 people, another person also died of a heart attack. It was the first of four bombings committed by Eric Robert Rudolph. Security guard Richard Jewell discovered the bomb before it detonated and cleared most of the spectators out of the park. While, Richard Rudolph, a carpenter and handyman, ha detonated three pipe bombs inside an ALICE Pack
. Rudolph wanted to force the cancellation of the Olympics.
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