Richard Jewell (film)

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Richard Jewell
Directed byClint Eastwood
Produced by
Screenplay byBilly Ray
Based onThe Ballad of Richard Jewell
by Marie Brenner
CinematographyYves Bélanger
Edited byJoel Cox
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures

Richard Jewell is an upcoming drama film directed by Clint Eastwood.


Chronicles the events of Richard Jewell’s life after he discovered the plot that resulted in the Centennial Olympic Park bombing. Despite helping to evacuate civilians, Jewell was considered a suspect.



The project was announced in February 2014 when Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill teamed to produce the film, with Hill set to play Jewell, and DiCaprio the lawyer who helped Jewell navigate the media blitz that surrounded him.[1] Paul Greengrass began negotiations to direct the film with Billy Ray writing the screenplay.[2]

In April 2015, Greengrass was no longer involved in the film, with Clint Eastwood now in talks to direct.[3] However in September 2016 Ezra Edelman was set to direct.[4]

No developments on the project were announced until April 2019, when Eastwood returned to negotiations to direct after Edelman departed the project. DiCaprio and Hill were no longer officially attached to star, however remaining as producers.[5] In May, Warner Bros. acquired the film rights from Disney.[6] In June, Sam Rockwell was cast as the lawyer, and Paul Walter Hauser as Jewell. Kathy Bates, Olivia Wilde, Jon Hamm and Ian Gomez were also cast.[7][8][9][10][11] In July 2019, Nina Arianda joined the cast of the film.[12]

Filming began on June 24, 2019 in Atlanta.[13]


  1. ^ ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’s Leonardo DiCaprio & Jonah Hill Plan Re-Team In Story Of Richard Jewell; Labelled Hero, Then Falsely Vilified As Bomber At 1996 Atlanta Olympics
  2. ^ Paul Greengrass Circling Richard Jewell Pic With Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill
  3. ^ Clint Eastwood Circling Leonardo DiCaprio’s Richard Jewell Project
  4. ^ ‘O.J. Made In America’ Helmer Ezra Edelman In Talks To Direct Richard Jewell Movie
  5. ^ Clint Eastwood Circling ‘Ballad Of Richard Jewell’ For Fox/Disney
  6. ^ Warner Bros. Lands Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Ballad of Richard Jewell’ From Fox-Disney (EXCLUSIVE)
  7. ^ Sam Rockwell Joins Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Ballad of Richard Jewell’
  8. ^ Clint Eastwood Casts 'BlacKkKlansman' Actor as Lead in Richard Jewell Movie (Exclusive)
  9. ^ Kathy Bates Joining Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’
  10. ^ Olivia Wilde, Jon Hamm Join Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’ (EXCLUSIVE)
  11. ^ Ian Gomez Joins Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell Movie (Exclusive)
  12. ^ Kit, Borys (July 17, 2019). "Tony Winner Nina Arianda Joins Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell Drama (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  13. ^ 'Jewell'

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