Billy Ray will pen the adaptation of THE BALLAD OF RICHARD JEWELL for 20th Century Fox. Based on the 1997 Vanity Fair article “The Ballad of Richard Jewell” by Marie Brenner, the story follows Richard Jewel, the security guard who discovered the bomb that exploded at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, who was falsely accused of terrorism.
Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio will both star and produce alongside Andy Berman, Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Kevin Misher.
Ray is best known for “The Hunger Games.” He most recently adapted “Captain Phillips.”
He is repped by CAA.