Clint Eastwood may be getting older, but he certainly isn’t slowing down. His next movie, Richard Jewell, is set for release soon.
Who is Richard Jewell? He was the security guard who found and reported a bomb at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta in 1996 – what went on to be known simply as “The Atlanta Bombing”.
While initially hailed as a hero for saving numerous lives, between various authorities and media outlets the tables soon turned, pointing towards Jewell – ultimately proven to be an innocent man – as the suspect. Eastwood’s movie tells his story.
Jonah Hill was originally attached to play Jewell, but in the end the role went to Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya). The rest of the cast includes Sam Rockwell as his lawyer, Olivia Wilde, Jon Hamm and Kathy Bates.
Set for a December release in US cinemas, we await confirmation of an Australian date.