Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on true events, “Richard Jewell” is a
story of what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth.
“There is a bomb in Centennial Park. You have thirty minutes.” The world is
first introduced to Richard Jewell 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 number one suspect, vilified by press
and public alike, his life ripped apart. Reaching out to independent,
anti-establishment attorney Watson Bryant, Jewell staunchly professes his
innocence. But Bryant finds he is out of his depth as he fights the
combined powers of the FBI, GBI and APD to clear his client’s name, while
keeping Richard from trusting the very people trying to destroy him. Based
on the article by Marie Brenner.