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Captain Phillips Writer Billy Ray Will Scribe Leonardo DiCaprio And Jonah Hill’s Olympics Drama The Ballad Of Richard Jewell

6 March 2014 1:12 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After being nominated for a Oscar for his nail-biting true tale of modern day piracy, Captain Phillips scribe Billy Ray has jumped on board another tense, true-history project - The Ballad of Richard Jewell, a drama about the attempted 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing, which currently has Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill attached to star.

In The Ballad of Richard Jewell, based on Marie Brenner’s Vanity Fair article American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell, Hill will play the titular security guard, who discovered a knapsack bomb during the Olympics and cleared bystanders before it exploded, only to later find himself slandered by the media and named a suspect. DiCaprio is set to play Jewell’s lawyer, who struggled to clear his client’s name during a media firestorm.

DiCaprio and Hill previously worked together on Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, about the wild lifestyle of corrupt »

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More directors linked to Masters Of The Universe reboot

12 January 2014 11:01 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Simon Brew 13 Jan 2014 - 07:00

He-Man is heading back to the movies, and a shortlist of possible Masters Of The Universe directors has sprung up...

Plans are still afoot to bring a live action He-Man movie to the big screen, with Columbia Pictures trying to put a new Masters Of The Universe movie together. The project his a problem last October when director Jon M Chu departed the film to go and make G.I. Joe 3 instead. Since then, there's been little word of who will replace him. Until now, anyway.

According to Schmoes Know, there's a shortlist of directors who are on the studio's radar for the project. That said, just because they're on the studio's radar, it doesn't mean the people concerned are pitching for the project themselves. For instance, The Croods' directing pair of Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders are on the list, but they're »

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