Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill to tackle Atlanta Olympic bombing story

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SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 16: Actors Leonardo DiCaprio (L) and Jonah Hill attend the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)





(CNN)-- Their last collaboration -- "The Wolf on Wall Street" -- netted them five Oscar nominations. Now Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are teaming up again for a new flick. 

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CNN partners at HLN confirmed on Tuesday that the pair will produce and star in a film based on a 1997 Vanity Fair article called "The Ballad of Richard Jewell." 

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Jewell was the man who discovered a backpack filled with pipe bombs at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. He was originally hailed as a hero and then quickly dubbed the FBI's prime "person of interest." 

He filed a series of libel lawsuits against the media after being formally cleared of all wrongdoing later that year. Jewell will be played in the film by Hill, while DiCaprio will play a lawyer whom Jewell knew casually.

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