Oscar winner Kathy Bates is joining the Clint Eastwood-directed “The Ballad of Richard Jewell” for Warner Bros. Pictures. Bates will play the role of Bobi Jewell, Richard’s mother who was an insurance claims adjuster.
The announcement comes hot on the heels of actor Paul Walter Hauser being cast to play the title role as the security guard whose life was turned upside down after he was believed to be a possible suspect in the Olympic Park bombing during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Sam Rockwell is playing Jewell’s defense attorney in the film. Billy Ray penned the script while Tim Moore, Jessica Meier, Kevin Misher, Jonah Hill, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jennifer Davisson are producing.