Clint Eastwood will film his new movie, “The Ballad of Richard Jewell,” in Georgia, despite many Hollywood celebrities calling for a boycott of the state due to its controversial “heartbeat” abortion law.
The measure, which was signed into law by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp last month, prohibits abortions in the state after a heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Celebrities such as Jameela Jamill, Busy Philipps, Tiffany Haddish, Alyssa Milano and Milla Jovovich have spoken out about the bill and more than 50 others called for studios to boycott filming in the state until the ban is lifted.
According to WJCL, Eastwood is moving forward with production on his latest movie in Georgia, clearly ignoring the calls for a boycott. It wouldn't make much sense to film anywhere else as the often right-leaning director and actor will helm a story that’s very specific to the city of Atlanta.
“The Ballad of Richard Jewell” is based on a real-life incident that took place during the 1996 Olympics there.
It's good to see that the "Dirty Harry" star is willing to stand up to thugs in real life just like he did on screen.