After “The Mule”, “Sully” or even “The 15:17 to Paris”, Clint Eastwood presents his latest movie: “Richard Jewell”.
Expected in France for January 22, 2020, this new movie is inspired by the true story of security guard Richard Jewell who – after succeeding in preventing a terror attack during the Atlanta Summer Olympics 1996 – finds himself suspected of being the mastermind.
Moving on to the cast, Clint Eastwood chose actor Paul Walter Hauser (“Late Night”…) to play Richard Jewell. With him, we have Kathy Bates (My Life with John F. Donovan”, “On the Basis of Sex”, “Misery”, “Titanic…) as Richard Jewell’s mother, as well as Sam Rockwell (“Jojo Rabbit”, “Vice”…), Olivia Wilde (“Her”) or even Jon Hamm (“Top Gunn Maverick”, “Lucy in the Sky”).
In 1996, Richard Jewell is part of the team entrusted with the security of the 1996 Olympic in Atlanta. He’s one of the first to give the alert that there’s a bomb and save people. But he’s soon suspected of the bombing, going from national hero to the most hated man in the United States. The FBI found him not guilty three months later, but his reputation has never been recovered, his health being damaged by the experience.