The trailer has been released for Clint Eastwood’s new film Richard Jewell.
Taking on the role of director, Eastwood tells the story of Richard Jewell, a story of what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth. The film is based on a true story and stars Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde and Paul Walter Hauser.
Watch the trailer below:
“There is a bomb in Centennial Park. You have thirty minutes.” The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta bombing—his report making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives.
But within days, the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBI’s number one suspect, vilified by press and public alike, his life ripped apart. Reaching out to independent, anti-establishment attorney Watson Bryant, Jewell staunchly professes his innocence. But Bryant finds he is out of his depth as he fights the combined powers of the FBI, GBI and APD to clear his client’s name, while keeping Richard from trusting the very people trying to destroy him.
Eastwood directs from a screenplay by Oscar nominee Billy Ray (Captain Phillips), based on the Vanity Fair article American Nightmare—The Ballad of Richard Jewell by Marie Brenner. Eastwood also produced under his Malpaso banner, alongside Tim Moore, Jessica Meier, Kevin Misher, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson and Jonah Hill.
Richard Jewell will be released nationwide in January 2020 by Warner Bros. Pictures.