Warner Bros. Says Clint Eastwood Movie to Film in Georgia for ‘Authenticity,’ Despite Abortion Ban

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Despite a call for film and television productions to boycott working in Georgia in the wake of the passing of the state’s abortion ban, at least one high profile feature film is gearing up to shoot in the state this summer. As The Wrap reported earlier this week, Clint Eastwood’s fact-based “Richard Jewell” will shoot in the state, presumably to better utilize the actual locations in which the story took place over 20 years ago.

In an official statement, a Warner Bros. spokesperson told IndieWire, “We have made the decision to tell this compelling story — based on real people and events — in the locations where it actually took place, which is in and around Atlanta. As is always the case, we worked closely with our production partners to determine how and where to shoot this film, in order to best reflect authenticity in the storytelling.”

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