At 89 years old Clint Eastwood is still a filmmaking force, and following on from his splendid work on his true-crime tale The Mule, he’s back behind the camera with a hard-hitting tale of truth and justice in Richard Jewell.
The brand new trailer for Richard Jewell has now arrived and it promises an incredibly hard hitting film that examines the life and the fallout of an every man who was judged in public, even though he was entirely innocent. Watch it below:
Here’s the full synopsis:
“There is a bomb in Centennial Park. You have thirty minutes.” The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) 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. 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 trying to destroy him.
Based on the true-life story of Richard Jewell, a security guard who acted with extreme heroism in the Centennial Olympic Park bombing on July 27, 1996, but who in the aftermath of the incident was pounced upon by the media and scapegoated as the bomber.
Jewell would eventually be exonerated of any wrong doing in the incident, and being that this is an Eastwood film, the director has a lot to say about the media, government authority and the very right of ‘innocent until proven guilty’.
Eastwood once again brings his sharp cinematic eye to life here in Richard Jewell, and this film will be a pulse-pounding drama that is sure to make audiences sit-up, and Paul Walter Hauser, who is rapidly becoming a Hollywood star, really delivers with his performance here.
Brace yourselves for this whirlwind tale of truth and justice when Richard Jewell arrives in cinemas next year.