Barry Levinson To Make O.K. City Bombing Film With ‘Disaster Movie’ Producer

Wednesday, March 2 by

Director Barry Levinson (You Don’t Know Jack) will tackle current events again with O.K.C., an indie drama about the Oklahoma City bombing. I was thinking about making a “Levinson is no stranger to bombs” joke, but I’m glad I didn’t. I just walked away.

Writer Clay Wold based the script on his family’s experience with the tragedy. His brother was a clerk on Timothy McVeigh’s defense team. In a word: yikes. I guess someone’s gonna defend the Timothy McVeigh’s of the world, right? Actually, from the bit of plot description, it sounds like Wold’s brother might have bee fighting the good fight from the inside:

The clerk’s determination to expose the truth led to a bigger conspiracy and nearly destroyed the young man.

The film will be financed and produced by Peter Safran, who needs some good movie karma after producing Meet The Spartans and Vampires Suck. Maybe he considers making Disaster Movie to be a logical stepping stone to tackling Oklahoma City? I know I would. (Deadline)

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  1. March 2, 2011 5:50 pm

    Holly Harper

    To whom it may concern; I am the God-Daughter of Alfred P. Murray, my name is Holly Harper, 50 yrs. old, single mother of a 10yr old son Patrick Fprrest Harper. In the 50′s Governor Turner and my Grandfather Edward Forrest Harper started what would become the Largest privately owned oil company in the state of Oklahoma (lasting apprx. 20-30 yrs) The Day of the Dedication of the Murray Bldg. is still vivid in my memory, as I was there, next to my God-Father on the stage… My God-Mother is still living,I believe, Mrs. Gwen Bell(wife of the pres. of the now de=functed…Liberty Bank)….if anyone wishes to contact me, I reside in Edmond, Oklahoma:1-405-285-8584, thankyou.


  2. March 2, 2011 5:50 pm

    Holly Harper

    Also, My eldest brother, employed at the Journal record bldg(commercial real-estate co.) is on the survival wall…Forrest David Harper