"In July and August, the north Park will be closed to the public as Warner Brothers re-constructs Centennial Olympic Park of 1996 for a movie they are filming in the Park. Set up starts July 12, filming is set for July 23-26 and July 29 - August 2.
The night of August 1 to morning of August 2 will has a noise permit (midnight Thursday to 2 am Friday). There will be about 800 cast and actors in the area during filming."
The note does not cite the specific movie but it's obviously the Warner Brothers film "Richard Jewell," which stars "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm as an FBI agent, Olivia Wilde as an Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter, Kathy Bates as Jewell's mom and Sam Rockwell as Jewell's attorney. Relative unknown Paul Walter Hauser will pay Jewell.
Production has just begun. Based on the casting, it appears the film will focus on the lead up, the bombing itself and the immediate aftermath when Jewell was first deemed a hero, then a false target of suspicion.
During a late-night concert at a packed park during the first week of the Olympics, security guard Jewell noticed the suspicious package and alerted other authorities. But it detonated before the entire area had been cleared. Still, his sharp eyes saved lives.
Rudolph later bombed a lesbian bar and two abortion clinics. Once targeted, he became a fugitive for many years before he was found in North Carolina. He is now in a maximum security prison for life.
The movie is currently seeking extras for another portion of the film. At some point, they will seek extras for the bombing scene.
In a coincidence, Charter Communications’ Spectrum Cable is currently filming season two of an anthology series “Manhunt” also focused on the Jewell case but it’s shooting in Pittsburgh. That TV show recently filmed a bombing re-enactment as well.