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General Category => Sports/Entertainment/Arts => Topic started by: TomSea on June 12, 2019, 12:18:30 AM

Title: Sam Rockwell talks to join Clint Eastwoods next drama The Ballad of Richard Jewell
Post by: TomSea on June 12, 2019, 12:18:30 AM
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Sam Rockwell talks to join Clint Eastwoods next drama The Ballad of Richard Jewell
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Washington D.C. , June 11 : Sam Rockwell is in negotiations to join the cast of Clint Eastwood's upcoming drama 'The Ballad of Richard Jewell'.
Produced and directed by Eastwood, the film is a drama based on the real-life heroic security guard who after findings a suspicious backpack at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, quickly evacuated the area and ended up saving many lives. However, his life was turned upside down when he was implicated as a possible suspect in the subsequent Olympic Park bombing.

This is one of the early cases of fake news having real and extreme consequences. While the media instantly turned him into an instant social pariah, the security guard maintained his innocence throughout the 88-day ordeal, Variety reported.

After 88 days, he was finally fully cleared by the FBI. However, his reputation could never be restored and he suffered major health issue following the incident.

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Great subject matter for a movie,
Title: Re: Sam Rockwell talks to join Clint Eastwoods next drama The Ballad of Richard Jewell
Post by: truth_seeker on June 12, 2019, 12:45:48 AM
Eastwood has made some great films, often about relevant historical

events like this.
Title: Re: Sam Rockwell talks to join Clint Eastwoods next drama The Ballad of Richard Jewell
Post by: TomSea on June 12, 2019, 01:07:17 AM
I think Rush Limbaugh has talked about Richard Jewell a number of times and the difficulties Jewell faced. Just from the top of my head, I think the burden was so heavy on Jewell, it led to his early death with health problems.
Title: Re: Sam Rockwell talks to join Clint Eastwoods next drama The Ballad of Richard Jewell
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 12, 2019, 02:10:47 AM
The man was cheated twice. Instead of being hailed as a Hero for clearing people out of the area, getting his 15 minutes of fame and any spinoffs that might have led to in terms of employment....

the media robbed him of that.

Worse yet, they painted him as a terrorist, making someone who had done something great into an evil person to be loathed.

No wonder he had health problems, between feeling miserable for being screwed over after doing the right thing, no doubt he had the burden of being reviled for something he was not. A double whammy that would keep you from sleeping well at night.

Title: Re: Sam Rockwell talks to join Clint Eastwoods next drama The Ballad of Richard Jewell
Post by: Sanguine on June 12, 2019, 10:26:53 AM
It could be a very compelling movie.
Title: Re: Sam Rockwell talks to join Clint Eastwoods next drama The Ballad of Richard Jewell
Post by: skeeter on June 12, 2019, 10:47:27 AM
It could be a very compelling movie.

Yes. But one thing is certain, though. The media will do its best to ignore it.
Title: Re: Sam Rockwell talks to join Clint Eastwoods next drama The Ballad of Richard Jewell
Post by: The Ghost on June 12, 2019, 01:27:17 PM
Yes. But one thing is certain, though. The media will do its best to ignore it.

Well they have reason.  They screwed Jewell like Muslim does to a tied up goat.