Date: 18th June 2019
Clint Eastwood's forthcoming drama Richard Jewell has added Olivia Wilde and Job Hamm. The pair join previously announced cast members Paul Walter Hauser, Kathy Bates and Sam Rockwell.
Captain Phillips' Billy Ray wrote the screenplay based on a 1997 Vanity Fair article by Marie Brenner called The Ballad Of Richard Jewell. The story revolves around the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Jewell, a security guard working at the event, was initially hailed as a hero for finding a suspicious backpack in the sports compound and helping clear bystanders before the bomb contained within it detonated, killing two people on the day and inuring 111 others.
Wilde is set to play real-life Kathy Scruggs who reported on the event while Hamm will play an FBI agent. Bates plays Bobi Jewell, Richard’s mother who was an insurance claims adjuster.
Source: Press Release