Jonah Hill Teams With Leonardo DiCaprio To Make A Movie About 1996 Olympic Bombing

Feb 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm |
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01/16/2014 – Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill – 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards – Santa Monica, CA,
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Jonah Hill and the all-time favorite leading actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, are teaming up to “come up with something unique.”  There’s no doubt that their concoction will be anything less than unique.  So, what exactly are they thinking of? Rumor has it that they are looking to re-tell “the story of 1996 Olympics security guard Richard Jewell.”

Jonah and Leo have already starred together in The Wolf on Wall Street, and after creating the movie they then decided that they wanted to move on to another project together. They were presented with the offer to do a film about the 1996 Olympics, and both jumped on board as soon as the offers were made.

In an interview, Jonah has stated he “thinks 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 – and dying before he got to see his name cleared.”

How does Leo fall into the movie?  He’s supposedly going to play Jewell’s lawyer.  Leo believes “the whole premise of [the movie] is fascinating in its own right.  We’re going to have to get together…When you work with someone (Hill) of his talent and vision, I think we’re gong to come up with something unique.”

For those of you who don’t remember Jewell, he was a security guard working the 1996 Olympics.  He was the man who spotted the backpack that held the bomb that exploded and he was initially hailed as a hero for ushering people to move out of the way; however, within the matter of only a few days, he was named as a suspect.  He died at the young age of 44 after being exonerated.

In addition to playing in the movie, Leonardo is taking on the roll of one of the film’s movie producers.  After starring in The Wolf on Wall Street with Hill, Leo says he was very excited that for a film like this, which you don’t see coming from the Hollywood studio system very often; we feel pretty lucky.”  We can only imagine the awards their new film will reap, especially being that the Hill and DiCaprio are two of Hollywood’s best actors.

Jonah Hill and the all-time favorite leading actor from Titantic, Leonardo DiCaprio, are teaming up to “come up with something unique.”  There’s no doubt that their concoction will be anything less than unique.  So, what exactly are they thinking of?Rumor has it that they are looking to re-tell “the story of 1996 Olympics security guard Richard Jewell.”