US director Clint Eastwood, 89, begins filming his new production, “The Ballad of Richard Jewell,” which features Paul Walter Hauser, Kathy Bates, Olivia Wilde, and Jon Hamm, according to Variety.
Six months after his success with The Mule, Eastwood’s film is inspired by the true story of a security guard whose life was overturned after the press called him a possible suspect in the bomb attack at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996.
The man was acquitted after 88 days. He died of heart problems in 2007 at the age of 44. This drama is inspired by the article in Vanity Fair.
Paul Walter Hauser was chosen for the title role. Sam Rockwell will play his lawyer and Kathy Bates on his mother. Olivia Wilde will play Kathy Scruggs, a journalist who documented this case, and Jon Hamm, an FBI agent.
Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio were originally meant to comprehend Richard Jewell and his lawyer. They will stay on the project and produce the film.
Filming will begin next week. Famous for his ability to quickly make a film, Clint Eastwood should complete production by the end of the year.