DiCaprio and Hill team up for drama
Published 05/02/2014 | 10:02
The Oscar-nominated co-stars could be joining forces for a film about hero-turned-suspect Richard Jewell.
The movie would be based on Marie Brenner's 1997 Vanity Fair article The Ballad Of Richard Jewell after Fox closed a deal for the rights, reported Deadline.
Jonah, who is up for best supporting actor for his performance as Donnie Azoff, is tipped to play Atlanta security guard Richard, who was initially hailed a hero when he found a backpack in the Olympics grounds in 1996. But his life was turned upside down when he was vilified as a potential suspect three days later.
Leo - who will also co-produce the movie with his 30-year-old co-star - is expected to play a lawyer, who helped Richard through his ordeal, even after the FBI officially cleared him three months later.
Playing Richard would mark another serious role for Jonah, who was previously known as a comic actor.