Richard Jewell (movie)

2019 American biographical drama film by Clint Eastwood

Richard Jewell is a 2019 American biographical drama movie directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, and written by Billy Ray.

It is based on the 1997 Vanity Fair article "American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell" by Marie Brenner, and the 2019 book The Suspect: An Olympic Bombing, the FBI, the Media, and Richard Jewell, the Man Caught in the Middle by Kent Alexander and Kevin Salwen.[1][2][3][4][5]

The movie is about the July 27 Centennial Olympic Park bombing and its aftermath, as security guard Richard Jewell finds a bomb during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, and tells the police officers to evacuate, only to later be wrongly accused of having placed the device himself.

The movie stars Paul Walter Hauser as Jewell, alongside Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, and Olivia Wilde.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Climek, Chris. "Review: 'Richard Jewell' Clears One Name While Smearing Another". NPR. Retrieved December 13, 2019.
  2. Brenner, Marie (February 1997). "American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell". Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  3. Kent Alexander and Kevin Salwen (2019). The Suspect: An Olympic Bombing, the FBI, the Media, and Richard Jewell, the Man Caught in the Middle, Abrams, ISBN 1683355245.
  4. Benjamin Lee (December 13, 2019). "Stop defending an irresponsible movie and start apologising". The Guardian. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  5. Marc Tracy. "Clint Eastwood's 'Richard Jewell' Is at the Center of a Media Storm". The New York Times. Retrieved December 14, 2019.