Clinton Eastwood has been an influential figure as an actor, filmmaker, musician, and political figure for more than five decades now. After achieving success in the Western TV series ‘Rawhide’, he rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone’s ‘Dollars Trilogy’ of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s, and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the ‘Dirty Harry’ films throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
For his work in the Western film ‘Unforgiven’ and the sports drama ‘Million Dollar Baby’, Eastwood won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture, as well as receiving nominations for Best Actor. Eastwood’s greatest commercial successes have been the adventure comedy ‘Every Which Way But Loose’ and its sequel, the action comedy ‘Any Which Way You Can’.
In addition to directing many films starring himself, Eastwood has also directed films in which he did not appear, such as the mystery drama ‘Mystic River’ and the war film ‘Letters from Iwo Jima’, for which he received Academy Award nominations, the drama ‘Changeling’, and the South African biographical political sports drama ‘Invictus’. The war drama biopic ‘American Sniper’ set box-office records as the largest opening ever for an Eastwood film.
Clint Eastwood has had the iconic distinction of being an impeccable actor as well as an astute filmmaker. From the very early days of his career Eastwood was frustrated by directors’ insistence that scenes be re-shot multiple times and perfected, and when he began directing in 1970, he made a conscious attempt to avoid any aspects of directing he had been indifferent to as an actor. As a result, Eastwood is renowned for his efficient film directing and ability to reduce filming time and control budgets. He usually avoids actors’ rehearsing and prefers to complete most scenes on the first take.
Clint Eastwood has been actively involved in practically every aspect of filmmaking. Aged 88, when most of his colleagues are probably no more or have retired, Clint is still energetically involved in the craft as much as his old days. His upcoming directorial project is Richard Jewell. Here are the details of the film as per Warner Bros press release.
Richard Jewell (2019)
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.
The film stars Oscar winners Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) as Watson Bryant and Kathy Bates (“Misery,” TV’s “American Horror Story”) as Richard’s mom, Bobi; Jon Hamm (“Baby Driver”) as the lead FBI investigator; Olivia Wilde (“Life Itself”) as Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs; and Paul Walter Hauser (“I, Tonya”) stars as Richard Jewell. Oscar winner Eastwood directed from a screenplay by Oscar nominee Billy Ray (“Captain Phillips”), based on the Vanity Fair article “American Nightmare—The Ballad of Richard Jewell” by Marie Brenner.
Eastwood also produced under his Malpaso banner, alongside Tim Moore, Jessica Meier, Kevin Misher, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson and Jonah Hill. Eastwood’s creative team includes director of photography Yves Bélanger and production designer Kevin Ishioka, along with longtime costume designer Deborah Hopper and Oscarwinning editor Joel Cox (“Unforgiven”), who have worked with Eastwood throughout the years on numerous projects. The music is by Arturo Sandoval, who scored 2018’s “The Mule.” Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Malpaso Production, an Appian Way/Misher Films/75 Year Plan Production, “Richard Jewell.” The film will be in theaters on December 13, 2019 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Here’s the trailer:
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