Clint Eastwood has unveiled a gripping trailer for his upcoming biopic Richard Jewell. The film is based on the true story of the security guard who found a bomb at 1996 Atlanta Olympics, but quickly turned from a hero into a prime suspect.
The first trailer has landed for the Clint Eastwood-directed Richard Jewell. The real-life inspired movie depicts the story of the titular security guard, who discovered a pipe bomb in Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta during the summer Olympic in 1996. Even though the man helped victims, he quickly became a public enemy targeted by the FBI and media.
The clip gives viewers the first glimpse on I, Tonya star Paul Walter Hauser portray the film’s main character and his acting performance already looks promising. Other actors set to appear in the biopic include Kathy Bates cast as Jewell’s mom, Bobi, and Olivia Wilde, who plays Kathy Scruggs, a police reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the author of some questionable stories about the security guard.
The film helmed by Clint Eastwood was inspired by Marie Brenner’s article American Nightmare — The Ballad of Richard Jewell published in 1997 in Vanity Fair. The screenplay was penned by Oscar nominee Billy Ray. Richard Jewell is due to hit the cinemas on December 13.
Watch the trailer for Richard Jewell here: