Newswire: Clint Eastwood wants to direct Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill’s Richard Jewell movie

The ’90s are back! Deadline reports that Rawhide star Clint Eastwood is in talks to simply set up a camera and let it run for Fox’s untitled movie about Richard Jewell, the heroic security guard who discovered a suspicious backpack in the Olympics compound during the 1996 games in Atlanta. Misidentified as a possible suspect in the wake of the bombings, Jewell underwent a trial by media that took its toll on his professional and personal life; he was exonerated when the actual perpetrator, Eric Robert Rudolph, was identified.

Eastwood has his pick of projects after American Sniper became the top-grossing movie of 2014, but he’s always been loyal to Warner Bros. But Fox and Warner Bros. are willing to negotiate in order to make the project happen, with Eastwood in talks with empty chairs from each studio in an attempt to expedite the process. (Captain Phillips director …

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