DiCaprio, Jonah Hill to Make Movie of Richard Jewell
Security was wrongly linked to Olympic bombing of 1996
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 8, 2014 11:44 AM CST
Richard Jewell is interviewed by the Associated Press in this 2006 file photo. He was erroneously linked to the 1996 Olympic bombing in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/John Amis, FILE)

(Newser) – Leonardo DiCaprio says he and The Wolf of Wall Street co-star Jonah Hill are "going to come up with something unique" as they re-team to tell the story of 1996 Olympics security guard Richard Jewell. Hill will star as Jewell in the planned film, which was presented to the two actors as they searched for another joint project following the Oscar-nominated depiction of stockbroker excess. DiCaprio is expected to both produce and play Jewell's attorney.

Jewell was initially hailed as a hero for spotting a suspicious backpack and moving people out of harm's way just before a bomb exploded in the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, killing one and injuring 111 others. But within days, he was named as a suspect in the blast. He was eventually exonerated and died in 2007 at age 44. "I think it's such a heartbreaking story and such an interesting story about the 24-hour news cycle: a man becoming a hero and then the world's biggest villain within 24 hours of each other," says Hill.

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Charles P
Feb 8, 2014 12:12 PM CST
There is NO WAY THEY WILL TELL THE TRUTH! 1. They are TOO AFRAID TO SAY THE FBI IS NOW, and ALWAYS HAS BEEN CORRUPT!!!!!!! 2. NO ONE (but me) KNOWS that I REPORTED THE TRUTH TO THE FBI (That the NSA should have video of the bomber, as HE BRAGGED ABOUT IT ON LIVE TV BEFORE ATLANTA WAS EVEN AWARDED THE OLYMPICS!!!! And WHAT IDIOTIC COMMENTS THE FBI TOLD ME IN RESPONSE TO THE INFORMATION I GAVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3. Hollywood will NEVER EXPOSE THE FACT THAT NUMEROUS CRIMES SHOULD HAVE BEEN PROVEN USING NSA GATHERED VIDEO (such as WOODY ALLEN GRABBING HIS DYLAN TO TAKE HER TO BE MOLESTED, or HOLLYWOOD PLANNING THE ROMAN POLANSKI FILM TO LEGALIZE CHILD MOLESTATION IN THE U.S.) Instead they will make a PIECE OF CRAPOLA! And STUPID AMERICANS WILL THEN HAVE THE DELUSION THAT THEY KNOW THE TRUE STORY!