Leo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill absolutely killed it in The Wolf of Wall Street. That movie was endlessly entertaining. Then, they joined forces again for maybe the most awesome SNL monologue of all time. So naturally, the two will be getting back together for another project. The movie, backed by Fox, will be based upon the heartbreaking 1997 Vanity Fair article about 34-year-old security guard Richard Jewell, the man who found explosives at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta prior to the attack in the Centennial Olympic Park that injured hundreds and killed two people. His discovery saved thousands of lives.
The story twists when Jewell was pegged as a suspect and his life was turned upside down. The FBI raided his apartment as thousands of news reporters watched and he became a running joke on Jay Leno’s show. His transition from hero to villain, back to hero remains as one of the most compelling, yet somewhat forgotten about human interest stories in the last few decades.
It’s awesome to see a guy who was known for his comedic roles turn into such an awesome dramatic actor, especially after what happened to the likes of Jim Carrey and Robin Williams when they tried to make the transition from genre to genre.
[via Deadline Hollywood]