After you have blown his 89th candle on 31 may last year, Clint Eastwood will next week the path of the film sets to make his next feature film, The Ballad of Richard Jewell . The film, inspired by actual events, will focus on the history of the security agent, that has thwarted the bombing of Centennial park on July 27, 1996. First seen as a hero for alerting on the presence of a bomb, he will later be suspected of being responsible for this terrorist act. Up to become the enemy of the nation. Cleared by the FBI and eighty-eight days later, the man never recovered really from the shock and died in 2007 at the age of 44 of a heart attack. An article published in Vanity Fair in February 1997 about this case, and entitled “The Ballad of Richard Jewell”, will be a date.
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A casting five-star
A history as strong requires a casting impeccable. It is Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya) and Sam Rockwell (Vice) which will inherit the daunting task of interpreting, respectively, Richard Jewell and his lawyer on the big screen. Kathy Bates, meanwhile, will play the mother of the “hero” and Olivia Wilde, will lend his features to the journalist who covered the event. Jon Hamm will play a FBI agent.
first announced as headliners of the film, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill will finally be behind the camera and take care of the production with Warner. The release date of the film is for the moment still unknown.
This is not the first time the director is tackling the terrorism. Last year it had already run a story drawn from actual events, 15h17 to Paris . The film traced the attack foiled the Thalis in 2015. Clint Eastwood will sign his 42nd film.