An official trailer has been released for Richard Jewell, director Clint Eastwood‘s latest feature.
The movie tells the story of Jewell, who was hailed as a hero after discovering the Centennial Park bomb at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta but then quickly became the FBI’s prime suspect.
Continue below for a lengthy synopsis and to check out the trailer.
Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on true events, â€œRichard Jewellâ€ is a story of what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth.
â€œThere is a bomb in Centennial Park. You have thirty minutes.â€ The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta bombingâ€”his report making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives. But within days, the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBIâ€™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 clientâ€™s name, while keeping Richard from trusting the very people trying to destroy him.
The film stars Oscar winners Sam Rockwell (â€œThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouriâ€) as Watson Bryant and Kathy Bates (â€œMisery,â€ TVâ€™s â€œAmerican Horror Storyâ€) as Richardâ€™s mom, Bobi; Jon Hamm (â€œBaby Driverâ€) as the lead FBI investigator; Olivia Wilde (â€œLife Itselfâ€) as Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs; and Paul Walter Hauser (â€œI, Tonyaâ€) stars as Richard Jewell.
Oscar winner Eastwood directed from a screenplay by Oscar nominee Billy Ray (â€œCaptain Phillipsâ€), based on the Vanity Fair article â€œAmerican Nightmareâ€”The Ballad of Richard Jewellâ€ by Marie Brenner. Eastwood also produced under his Malpaso banner, alongside Tim Moore, Jessica Meier, Kevin Misher, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson and Jonah Hill.