Clint Eastwood’s ‘Ballad of Richard Jewell’ to Defy Hollywood’s Georgia Boycott

Multiple Oscar-winner Clint Eastwood will film his upcoming Ballad of Richard Jewell in Georgia, ignoring a pro-abortion boycott in the movie and TV industry.

Production on the film, that stars Oscar winners Kathy Bates and Sam Rockwell, as well as Jon Hamm and Olivia Wilde, will begin this summer in Atlanta.

Clint Eastwood is coming off his surprise hit The Mule, which starred the 89-year-old, grossed over $100 million domestic, and was itself shot in and around Atlanta last summer.

Eastwood’s decision makes sense for a couple of reasons. Although he is probably pro-choice, the screen legend has never been the kind of movie star to jump on whatever Hollywood’s latest fad is, especially boycotts and the like. I can’t ever remember seeing his name on a petition of any kind.

Secondly, everything that happened to his main character, the late Richard Jewell, happened in Georgia during the 1996 Summer Olympics, which were held in Atlanta.

The boycott was launched in reaction to Georgia’s Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act (HB 481),  which outlaws abortion in the state after a heartbeat is detected in the unborn child, which is generally at right around six weeks.

They hysteria around the bill, which started with Alyssa Milano, at first manifested itself with a bizarre sex strike. The aging actress, who is married, threatened to withhold sex if Georgia signed the bill into law…

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