Hollywood icon Clinton Eastwood appears to be shrugging off an attempted ban by some Hollywood elites against the state of Georgia following that state’s “heartbeat law” meant to help save the lives of the unborn. A cadre of D-list celebrities, hoping to garner some attention for themselves, demanded Hollywood stop producing films and television shows in the southern state. Mr. Eastwood clearly has little interest in supporting their cause. Presently, none of those D-list celebrities appear willing to criticize the entertainment legend for his decision to ignore their attempted war on Georgia.
ATLANTA — Clint Eastwood is making his way back to Atlanta for another production.
The legendary actor is no stranger to these parts of town, Eastwood filmed his action-packed film about a Mexican drug cartel, “The Mule” in several parts of Atlanta during summer 2018.
Eastwood will direct “The Ballad Of Richard Jewell,” and has been in discussions with Disney and Fox about distribution.
It’s a drama based on the life of a security guard whose life was turned upside down in a moment after it was leaked by law enforcement to a reporter that Jewell was a possible suspect in the Olympic Park bombing during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
He went from hero to one of the most hated men in America.
Kathy Bates, Olivia Wilde, Jon Hamm, and Sam Rockwell are all expected to star in the movie.
The news comes on the heels of Georgia’s controversial heartbeat law that is impacting the booming film and television industry.
Alyssa Milano joined over 40 celebrities and dozens of film production representatives from across Georgia signed an open letter to Kemp trying to stop the measure from becoming law — threatening to pull film and TV production out of Georgia.
Eastwood will start production on “The Ballad of Richard Jewell” this summer.