DiCaprio, Hill re-team for Richard Jewell story
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – 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.
“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,” Hill said in an interview Thursday night. He was at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival presenting an award to DiCaprio and “Wolf” director Martin Scorsese.
DiCaprio is expected to both produce and play Jewell’s attorney.