The 89-year-old actor-filmmaker Eastwood is associated with his current project only in the capacity of a director-producer. Incidentally, the film lists Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill as co-producers.
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"Clint Eastwood is an American icon," said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO, adding: "It is an honour for AFI to premiere this next chapter in his storied career -- one that continues to enrich the nation's cultural legacy with undeniable impact."
The Fest will take place at the Tcl Chinese Theatre here, reports variety.com.
In the film, Paul Walter Hauser stars as the real-life security guard Richard Jewell whose life turned chaotic after he was listed as a possible suspect in the Olympic Park bombing during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, when he discovered a suspicious abandoned backpack.