Clint Eastwood ‘Richard Jewell’ Based on 1997 Vanity Fair Article Moves to Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. announced on Friday the theatrical release of Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell,” previously known as “The Ballad of Richard Jewell” on December 2019.
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Richard Jewell” is based on the story of a security guard who was incorrectly accused in the bombing that happened during the 1996 Summer Olympics at Atlanta’s Centennial Park.

The screenplay written by Billy Ray has based it on the 1997 Vanity Fair Article by Marie Brenner. This described how Jewell felt from being recognized as a hero by the people for alerting the forces about the bomb in the park, but ended up being defendant for a crime he never did.

Paul Walter Hauser is playing the lead role together with Olivia Wilde, who will play the role of Kathy Scruggs, who covered the event as the truth unfolded.

“The Ballad of Richard Jewell” reunites Eastwood with Warner Bros. after “The Mule”, his last film which grossed $171.3 million at the global box office, where Eastwood starred opposite Bradley Cooper.

“Richard Jewell” is produced by Tim Moore, Jessica Meier, Kevin Misher, Jonah Hill, DiCaprio, and Jennifer Davisson and is set to release on December 13.

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