Richard Jewell trailer & photos from Clint Eastwood’s biopic
Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed the first trailer and photos from Clint Eastwood‘s upcoming biographical drama Richard Jewell, set to arrive in theaters on December 13 of this year. Given the date, the studio is already preparing to push the drama as an awards contender. Check out the Richard Jewell trailer in the player below, as well as the photos in the gallery!
Based on Marie Brenner’s 1997 Vanity Fair article “American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell,” and directed and produced by Eastwood, Richard Jewell will tell the true story of the innocent security guard who helped save lives during the 1996 Olympic bombing in Atlanta who was later accused of plotting the attack. Eric Robert Rudolph pled guilty to the crime, along with several other bombings, in 2005.
I, Tonya‘s Paul Walter Hauser will star as the titular Jewell with Sam Rockwell appearing as his attorney. Kathy Bates will take on the role of Jewell’s mother with Jon Hamm and Olivia Wilde also appearing.
Following Disney’s acquisition of Fox, the studio has been clearing a lot of upcoming films from its slates that it doesn’t deem primed for box office-smashing, but rather than cancel the Jewell project, the House of Mouse began discussions with Warner Bros. to send the film their way. Warner Bros. has been almost the exclusive home to Eastwood’s filmography as both an actor and a director.