Director Clint Eastwood points a finger at the media in his new biopic “Richard Jewell”.
The film explores the way in which security guard Richard Jewell reported finding bombs at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. While Jewell was originally hailed a hero for his actions that saved hundreds of lives that day, the media misidentified him as a prime suspect, which led to the FBI labelling him a person of interest.
Starring Paul Walter Hauser as Jewell and Kathy Bates as his mother, a recently released trailer shows Hauser and his attorney, played by Sam Rockwell, fighting to prove his innocence.
“Jewell fits the profile of a lone bomber, a frustrated white man who is a police wannabe who seeks to become a hero,” says a reporter in the trailer, played by Olivia Wilde.
According to USA Today, Jewell’s real-life Atlanta apartment was used in the movie and some scenes were shot at Olympic Park.
Take a look at the trailer up top.