Warner Bros. Pictures’ Richard Jewell is directed and produced by Eastwood, an AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and multiple-Oscar-winning filmmaker. It stars Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde and Paul Walter Hauser as the titular character.
Based on true events, Richard Jewell is a story of what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth. The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell (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 No. 1 suspect; vilified by press and public alike, his life is ripped apart.