Clint Eastwood Reportedly Interested In Directing ‘The Ballad Of Richard Jewell’ For Disney/Fox

The Playlist | 4/19/2019 | Charles Barfield
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“The Ballad Of Richard Jewell” is a film that has languished in the dreaded development **** for years. The true story of the titular man that went from hero to hated in a matter of hours looks to be changing directors yet again. However, this time, Clint Eastwood is the man circling the project, signaling that audiences might actually see the film after years of promises.

Deadline is reporting that Eastwood is the latest director to flirt with the project, and is in discussions with Disney/Fox to helm the biopic. For those not familiar with the story of Richard Jewell, the film will chronicle his time as a security guard at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. While there, he discovered a mystery backpack, reported it to authorities, and evacuated people from the area, saving a good number of lives. However, his heroic act was quickly overshadowed when a reporter wrote an article based on leaked information (that turned out to be false) that the police were investigating Jewell as a possible suspect in the...
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