Mr. Clint Eastwood is in talks to direct The Ballad of Richard Jewell which is based on the true story. The screenplay is already written by Mr. Billy Ray. He is the person that worked on Captain Phillips, that movie was also based on a true story. Producing the film are be Mr. Leonardo Dicaprio and Ms. Jennifer Davisson. Mr. Jonah Hill and Mr. Kevin Misher will also produce it as well.
The true story was an article that was published in Vanity Fair's February 1997 issue. Ms. Marie Brenner wrote the article. The article was about the life of Richard Jewell, a security guard whose world was forever changed when he discovered a questionable backpack in the Olympics grounds. He acted by clearing the perimeter which saved a lot of people. He was seen as a hero but that didn't last long. He became the suspect as word spread, by a reporter, that law enforcement are accusing him of planting the bomb. Eventually Mr. Jewell was found innocent but the damage was already done. Later in his life he became an officer but sadly he died of a heart attack at the age of 44.
So far there haven't been any casting news, but, a while ago, when the studio wanted to get this movie in development, Mr. Jonah Hill was to play Richard Jewell. Leonardo Dicaprio was to play Jewell's lawyer. Mr. Clint Eastwood hopes to start shooting the dramatic true story this summer.
Source material: variety.com
The short story titled Rest Stop, written by Mr. Stephen King, will be adapted into film. Legendary Entertainment has hired Mr. Alex Ross Perry to direct the project. He is also writing the screenplay. The story is a cat and mouse thriller about two women who had a rather unfortunate encounter at a rest stop on their journey. Mr. Craig Flores is producing it (Bread & Circuses banner) along with Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes (Legendary).
The short story was published in the 2003's Esquire magazine before it was published in the 2008 collection titled Just After Sunset.
Just pleased to hear more short stories are being adapted into feature film. Short stories do make excellent films and are probably easier to translate into screenplay. I can't wait for my short stories to get the same treatment. Just hoping to God it would come to fruition.
source material: variety.com
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