Stirring first trailer for Clint Eastwood's new drama Richard Jewell unveiled
A first trailer for Clint Eastwood's new drama Richard Jewell has been released. Click below to watch it:
Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Olivia Wilde and Jon Hamm take lead roles in this new movie.
The film is a re-telling of the real-life story of Jewell, who discovered a suspicious backpack in the sports compound while working as a security guard at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Jewell cleared the area and was initially hailed as a hero, but after it was leaked by police to a reporter that Jewell was a possible suspect in the bombing, his life was ruined.
Subsequently, the FBI cleared Jewell as a suspect three months later, but he never recovered and he died in 2007 of a heart attack at age 44.
Hauser plays Jewell, while Rockwell portrays his lawyer. Initially, Eastwood had cast Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in the lead roles, but both have moved on, though they remain attached as producers.
Eastwood directs, working from a script from Captain Phillips/Overlord writer Billy Ray.
Richard Jewell will be released into UK cinemas in January 2020.