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Well, this is surprising, folks! Deadline is reporting that Oscar winner Clint Eastwood — the man, the myth, The Mule — is expected to take over directing duties on The Ballad of Richard Jewell, which Ezra Edelman (OJ: Made in America) had been developing for the last two-and-a-half years.
Anyway, the other big loss here is the proposed cast! Deadline reports that no one is attached to star in the film right now, and while I thought we already knew that Leonardo DiCaprio had dropped out of playing Jewell’s lawyer, I thought two-time Oscar nominee Jonah Hill was initially a great choice for Jewell. He may have lost too much weight now though, despite the fact that Hollywood can do amazing things with prosthetics.
Jewell - Course - Security - Guard - Life
Jewell, of course, was the security guard whose life was turned upside down when an overzealous reporter at the Atlanta Journal Constitution caught wind that he was a possible suspect in the Olympic Park bombing during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He went from local hero to social pariah in a split second… and he didn’t even do anything wrong. He just found a suspicious...
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