What is O.K.C.?:
In early March 2011, it was announced
that Academy Award-winning Director Barry Levinson would begin work on a new film entitled "O.K.C." Called a "political thriller" by many reports, the independently-produced film chronicles the events before and after the Oklahoma City bombing
on April 19, 1995. That tragic day saw Timothy McVeigh park a truck full of explosives in front of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in downtown Oklahoma City and kill 168 people in one of the most heinous acts of domestic terrorism ever committed.
"O.K.C." is based on a script by first-time writer Clay Wold. It follows the true story of Wold's brother, a legal clerk on the defense team for Timothy McVeigh. According to press releases, the plot focuses on how the young man's "determination to expose the truth led to a bigger conspiracy and nearly destroyed" him.
Though it would make sense, of course, to film "O.K.C." in Oklahoma City, no announcement has yet been made on filming locations. Stay tuned for updates.
With a script nearly complete, filming on "O.K.C." is expected to begin in mid to late 2011. Therefore, the release date will likely be no earlier than 2012. Check back for updates as filming gets underway.
Director / Writer:
Director Barry Levinson (pictured) has directed more than twenty films including "The Natural," "Bugsy" and "Good Morning Vietnam. He is perhaps best known for the Academy Award-winning Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman drama "Rainman." In part filmed in Oklahoma
, "Rainman" won four Academy-Awards for 1998 including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor (Hoffman) and Best Director for Levinson, his only win on two nominations.
"O.K.C." is written by first-time scribe Clay Wold.
Cast information for "O.K.C." has not yet been announced. Check back for updates.