‘Richard Jewell’ - The true story of the man falsely implicated in the Altanta Olympics Centenial Park bombing of 1996. The world will know the truth. And his name. Dir: Clint Eastwood.
Fri 21 Feb 2020|
The world will know his name. And the truth.
What happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth?
“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. Bryant finds he’s out of his depth as he fights the combined powers of the FBI, GBI, and APD to clear his client’s name, while keeping Jewell from trusting the very people trying to destroy him.
Based on American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell by Marie Brenner.
||Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde, Paul Walter Huaser
||Arturo Sandoval |
||Tim Moore, Jessica Meier, Kevin Misher, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson, Jonah Hill|
|Country / Year:
||USA, 2019 |
Oscar winner 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.