The Ballad of Richard Jewell


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American security guard, Richard Jewell, heroically saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is unjustly vilified by journalists and the press who falsely... See more »

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Status: pre production
Status Updated: 16 Dec 2016

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Richard Jewell

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Ezra Edelman

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Marie Brenner ... (magazine article)
 
Billy Ray ... (screenplay)

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Andy Berman ... associate producer
Jennifer Davisson ... producer
Leonardo DiCaprio ... producer
Jonah Hill ... producer
Kevin Misher ... producer

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  • Баллада о Ричарде Джуэлле (Russia)
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Trivia Originally, the film was to be directed by Paul Greengrass, but he dropped out to do Jason Bourne (2016). David O. Russell was eventually approached for the project but a deal never developed. It would be 2 years until April 2015, Clint Eastwood began to circle the project as his follow up to Sully (2016) but Eastwood chose another in development project, The 15:17 to Paris (2018) to helm instead. In December 2016, Ezra Edelman, an Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker signed on to helm the project for his first directorial narrative feature film. See more »

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