Report Wire - Jan 6, 2021, Capitol riot evokes Billy Ray’s subsequent function movie

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Jan 6, 2021, Capitol riot evokes Billy Ray’s subsequent function movie

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By IANS

LOS ANGELES: The January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, thought of the worst home assault on democracy because the Civil War, would be the topic of ‘J6’, a function movie scripted and to be directed by Billy Ray, stories ‘Deadline’.The film shall be a follow-up to Ray’s extremely rated political drama miniseries, ‘The Comey Rule’, based mostly on the e-book, ‘A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership’, by former FBI director James Comey.Joining him as one of many 4 producers shall be Adam McKay, who’s within the Oscar hunt for the Leo DiCaprio-Jennifer Lawrence-starrer ‘Don’t Look Up’.’Deadline’ has confirmed that the ‘J6’ script shall be shopped to studios and streamers imminently and that conversations with fairness financiers have already begun.Ray, in response to ‘Deadline’, had initially anticipated to lengthy have a look at the occasions of January 6 within the type of one other restricted sequence. Deeply affected by the assault, he travelled to Washington, D.C. inside days of the siege, and interviewed plenty of the important thing principals when recollections have been uncooked and recent.They included Capitol law enforcement officials Michael Fanone and Harry Dunn, in addition to members of Congress who have been trapped contained in the Capitol when the violent siege unfolded. Fanone consulted on the screenplay all through the method.Ray has scripted (and/or directed) comparable movies based mostly on actual occasions, corresponding to ‘Shattered Glass’ (2003), ‘Breach’ (2007), the Tom Hanks-led ‘Captain Phillips’ (2013) and Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’ (2019).