The world is set to get to know ‘Richard Jewell’s name, as the official trailer for the upcoming drama has been released. The trailer was unveiled in support of the film’s upcoming distribution in worldwide theaters on December 13 by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Directed by Clint Eastwood, ‘Richard Jewell’ stars Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde and Paul Walter Houser in the title role. The screenplay was written by Billy Ray (‘Captain Phillips’), who based the script on the Vanity Fair article ‘American Nightmare—The Ballad of Richard Jewell’ by Marie Brenner. Eastwood also produced the movie under his Malpaso banner, alongside Tim Moore, Jessica Meier, Kevin Misher, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson and Jonah Hill.
Based on true events, ‘Richard Jewell’ tells the story of what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth. The world is first introduced to Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device of the 1996 Atlanta bombing, and his account makes him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives. But within days, the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBI’s number one suspect. He’s vilified by the press and public alike, which leaves his life ripped apart. Reaching out to independent, anti-establishment attorney Watson Bryant (Rockwell), 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 who are trying to destroy him, including lead FBI investigator, Tom Shaw (Hamm), and Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter, Kathy Scruggs (Wilde).