1-20 of 514 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
Paul Greengrass is looking to diect Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in a new film set up at Fox that tells the true story of a security guard named Richard Jewell. The movie is based on a 1997 Vanity Fair article by Marie Brenner called "The Ballad Of Richard Jewell."
Hill is playing Jewell, who was the security guard that discovered a backpack full of explosives in the Olympics compound at the 1996 Atlanta games. "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 is set to play a lawyer described as "a Southern attorney who mostly did real estate closings and seemed in over his head, but he guided Jewell through a »
- Joey Paur
We’ve known since February that the fabled Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill bromance first seen in The Wolf of Wall Street would continue into a second film. We’ve also known who that film would be about: Richard Jewell, the security guard who saved the ’96 Olympics from a bomb threat and was wrongfully crucified for it. And now thanks to Deadline, we know who’s interested in directing it (“circling” the project, as they say): Paul Greengrass. Makes sense, given that the script is being handled by Captain Phillips writer Billy Ray. Right now, some outlets are referring to the pic as American Nightmare, but it’s not totally clear if that’s the official title or just something taken from the Vanity Fair expose this is all based off of, “American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell.” Here’s a quick primer on just who this Richard Jewell guy was: the security guard »
- Adam Bellotto
Back towards the beginning of the year, we learned that The Wolf of Wall Street stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill would team up again for The Ballad of Richard Jewell, a story based on a Vanity Fair article about the security guard who discovered an explosive laden backpack at the 1996 Olympics compound in Atlanta and cleared bystanders, only to be turned on when he was labeled a potential suspect three days after being called a hero. The film is set up at 20th Century Fox and now Deadline reports United 93 and The Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass is circling the director's chair. More below! The project would reteam Greengrass with his Captain Phillips screenwriter Billy Ray, who has already adapted the 1997 article by Marie Brenner, and would make for quite the Oscar contender when the time comes. As previously reported, Hill would play the lead role of Jewell »
- Ethan Anderton
After their huge critical and box-office acclaim opposite each other in The Wolf of Wall Street from Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are set to re-team on American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell, a film based on the life of Richard Jewell, a American security guard who became a suspect in the Olympic Park bombing.
Today, Deadline reports that the project may have found its director in the shape of Paul Greengrass (United 93, Captain Phillips). The siet suggests that Greengrass is circling the film, but no deal has been made as of yet.
Based on the Vanity Fair article of the same name by Marie Brenner, the film will feature Hill as Jewell, whose life is thrown into turmoil following allegations of his involvement in the disaster. DiCaprio, meanwhile, will play his lawyer. Jewell was eventually exonerated, but not at the expense of an investigation that, »
- Scott Davis
Deadline is reporting that Paul Greengrass, best known for his work taking the Bourne series to new heights after a so-so first film, is in talks to helm a movie that Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have been looking to make for a while now. I reported several months ago that DiCaprio and Hill, fresh off their well-received onscreen pairing in The Wolf of Wall Street, were looking to work together again and had chosen the real-life story of disgraced security guard Richard Jewell as their next project.
The film will be based on an article from Vanity Fair called The Ballad of Richard Jewell and tells the sickening story of how Jewell, a security guard that helped quell a terrorist attack at the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, was turned into a prime suspect and object of ridicule by the news media despite being innocent. What happened to Jewell would »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
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 […]
- Angie Han
Picture yourself in a New York City movie theater. It’s December 14, 2001. The film you’re watching is Vanilla Sky, a sci-fi fantasy from director Cameron Crowe and Tom Cruise, who delighted the world with Jerry Maguire a few years earlier. You are probably not enjoying yourself (it received a D- on Cinemascore) and as the film nears its twisty, trippy conclusion, your mind might be drifting towards more actionable realities, like which subway line to take home or what to eat for dinner. But then you come to the final scene, and you immediately snap to attention. You watch Cruise stand atop the tallest building in New York at dawn and willfully leap. He falls past endless office windows, braces for impact and hits the pavement. It’s hard to imagine any New Yorker watching this scene and not immediately flashing back to the events that occurred just three months prior, when »
- Noah Gittell
The film is based on a Vanity Fair article by Marie Brenner with the same name and tells the true story of the events that took place during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing.
Security guard Richard Jewell reports a knapsack bomb at the summer games and finds himself becoming a suspect in the investigation of the terrorist plot. Jonah Hill will be portraying Richard Jewell, while Leonardo DiCaprio is playing his lawyer.
Paul Greengrass will direct from a screenplay by Captain Phillips' scribe Billy Ray. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are also producing with Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Kevin Misher. The acting pair previously worked together in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street.
A production schedule has not been announced. »
Wolf of Wall Street costars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have plans to reunite on a film about the aftermath of the 1996 Olympics bombing, currently referred to as either American Nightmare or The Ballad of Richard Jewell (in lieu of an official title). The film in the making – based on Marie Brenner’s 1997 Vanity Fair article “American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell” – is being scripted by Bill Ray, who picked up an Oscar nomination for his work on last year’s Captain Phillips.
Deadline is reporting that the project has now attracted Captain Phillips helsman Paul Greengrass, who is circling the Richard Jewell project and could make the film his next docudrama-esque directorial effort. Greengrass was once prepping the Martin Luther King Jr. memoir Memphis as ...
Click to continue reading DiCaprio & Hill’s Olympics Bombing Drama Eyed by Paul Greengrass
- Sandy Schaefer
Following their stellar performances in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, for which both were Oscar-nominated, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are set to reteam for a biopic centering on Richard Jewell, a heroic security guard who spotted a knapsack bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and cleared the area of bystanders before it exploded, only to find himself accused by the authorities of planting the bomb himself. And now, Deadline is reporting that Paul Greengrass, whose 2013 thriller Captain Phillips racked up six Oscar noms, is circling the project.
News that Greengrass could take the reins on the Richard Jewell pic is especially exciting given that Billy Ray, who penned Captain Phillips to great acclaim, is already set to scribe this film, working from Marie Brenner’s 1997 Vanity Fair article “American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell.” Greengrass and Ray’s last collaboration was a true nail-biter, and »
- Isaac Feldberg
With Bloody Sunday, United 93 and Captain Phillips, Paul Greengrass has won critical praise and Oscar accolades for turning real-life traumas into compelling dramas. So it's little wonder he's being eyed for the helm of the developing docudrama involving the 1996 Olympic Games. Deadline reports Paul Greengrass is currently considering taking the helm of the Jonah Hill/Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle The Ballad of Richard Jewell, which will unravel the disturbing tale of Richard Jewell, the American police officer who discovered a backpack filled with pipebombs at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Having made the discovery before anyone could be injured, Jewell was first hailed as a hero. But before long the media turned on him, accusing him of planting the bomb himself. Greengrass's experience in translating true dramas into compelling cinema makes him an excellent pick for The Ballad of Richard Jewell. Should he sign on, this docudrama will reteam him »
The movie is about Richard Jewell, the real-life security guard who found himself vilified as a possible terrorist after finding a suspicious backpack in the Olympics compound during the 1996 games in Atlanta. Though he managed to clear bystanders before the bomb exploded, Jewell was embroiled in a months long investigation which would see his name dragged through the mud despite his heroic actions.
- Josh Wilding
The Captain Phillips director is in line for the project about the man who was falsely accused of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing, reports Deadline.
The film will be based on Marie Brenner's 1997 Vanity Fair article 'The Ballad of Richard Jewell'.
Hill will play Jewell, with DiCaprio taking on the role of a southern attorney who befriends the beleaguered security guard.
Jewell was a security guard who discovered a suspicious backpack in the Olympics compound during the 1996 games in Atlanta. He soon was vilified as a potential terrorist.
The hope is for Hill to play Jewell and DiCaprio to play a Southern attorney who knew Jewell casually. The lawyer guided Jewell through the demoralizing media circus that followed. The FBI finally cleared Jewell three months later.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Untitled Richard Jewell Movie: We heard a while back that Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill would reteam for a movie about Richard Jewell, a security guard who went from hero to falsely accused suspect in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing incident. Now comes word that Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum) may direct the film, which features a script by Billy Ray, who wrote last year's Captain Phillips for the director. [Deadline] ...
Read Comments »
Paul Greengrass has had great success bringing reality-based dramas to vivid life with the likes of Bloody Sunday, United 93 and Captain Phillips. So it’s hardly surprising that Leonardo DiCaprio and 20th Century Fox want him to direct the as-yet-untitled film about Atlanta Olympics security guard Richard Jewell.The film will be based on Marie Brenner’s 1997 Vanity Fair article The Ballad Of Richard Jewell, which digs into Jewell's story during the 1996 event. Initially Jewell was hailed as a hero after he found a suspicious backpack in the sports compound and helped to clear bystanders before the bomb contained within it detonated, killing two people on the day and inuring 111 others. But soon the Atlanta Journal Constitution, working on a law enforcement tip, reported that Jewell fit the profile of a possible bomber and the media descended, camping outside the house where Jewell lived with his mother and spurring an FBI investigation. »
Evidently, Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio got on like a house on fire during the filming of Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.” So they wasted no time lining up another project; an adaptation of a Vanity Fair article, "American Nightmare: The Ballad Of Richard Jewell” about the man falsely accused of bombing the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. 20th Century Fox hired screenwriter Billy Ray to pen the script earlier this year. And it appears that Ray's script has attracted Paul Greengrass. Ray wrote “Captain Phillips,” which Greengrass directed to much acclaim last year, and according to Deadline, Greengrass is circling the director’s chair for this untitled drama. According to the original Vanity Fair article, Richard Jewell was identified as the F.B.I.'s prime suspect in the Olympic Park bombing. In the piece, the then 34-year-old security guard told his story, “his brief moment as a national hero, »
- Edward Davis
It's been the better part of a year since we wrote about Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill's project that would bring the Atlanta Olympics bombing to the big screen. That changed today when it was reported that director Paul Greengrass is circling the film. Based on Marie Brenner's 1997 Vanity Fair article "The Ballad of Richard Jewell", the untitled picture would center on Jewell, the heroic security guard who discovered a suspicious backpack during the 1996 games, and was later vilified as a possible terrorist suspect. Hit the jump for more. Deadline reports that Greengrass is considering coming on board the Jewell film, but details are slim at this point. His involvement would certainly paint this picture with an interesting brush since Greengrass is known for spotlighting strong central characters who find themselves mired in a tug of war between opposing factions. Honestly, the project was already interesting enough just based on the real-life events. »
- Dave Trumbore
Following their critically-acclaimed performances opposite one another in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have been planning a new feature film based on the life of security guard Richard Jewell who, in 1996, became both a national hero and, immediately thereafter, a suspect in the Olympic Park bombing. Today, Deadline reveals that the project may have found a director in Paul Greengrass (United 93, Captain Phillips). They report that Greengrass is circling the film, but has not yet made a commitment. »
Exclusive: Paul Greengrass is circling to come aboard and team with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in the Fox film they are making about Richard Jewell, the heroic security guard who discovered a suspicious backpack in the Olympics compound during the 1996 games in Atlanta. He soon was vilified as a possible terrorist, and his good work in helping clear bystanders from the area before the bomb exploded turned into a trip to the Twilight Zone. Script is by Billy Ray, who wrote Greengrass’ Captain Phillips.
The film is based on Marie Brenner’s 1997 Vanity Fair article The Ballad Of Richard Jewell, and the plan is for Hill to play Jewell and for DiCaprio to play a Southern attorney who knew Jewell casually. The lawyer, who mostly did real estate closings, seemed over his head but guided Jewell through the demoralizing nightmare that signaled the downside of the advent of the 24-hour news cycle. »
- Mike Fleming Jr
1-20 of 514 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners