Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill to reunite in film about 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing

Hot off the critical and box office success of The Wolf of Wall Street, the Oscar-nominated duo will star in new film drama

There seems to be life after sex, drugs and corruption for The Wolf of Wall Street pair of Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. After co-starring in the recent hit, the duo will reunite in a 20th Century Fox film depicting the Atlanta Olympics bombing. 


According to a report from Deadline, the studio has acquired the rights to a 1997 Vanity Fair article entitled “American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell.” The article tells the story of the security guard that was initially lauded as a hero, but was later falsely accused of orchestrating the bombings.

It’s Hill’s turn to take the spotlight as he will be portraying the lead role of Richard Jewell. A far cry from his early days of Superbad and Get Him to the Greek fame, this casting continues Hill’s transition from comedy to serious drama.

DiCaprio is set to play the lawyer who helped Jewell out of his unfortunate situation. He will also co-produce the film, along with Hill, Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Kevin Misher.


With seven Oscar nominations between the two of them, it only makes sense that the on-screen team would keep up their partnership. With both actors nominated for Academy awards for The Wolf of Wall Street, it looks like this Hollywood bromance won’t be breaking up anytime soon.