Eastwood usually hits his mark when it comes to biopics. Even when he misses the mark, he can be respected for trying something new (see The 15:17 to Paris).
Eastwood is also known for keeping production on-time and on-budget, and Richard Jewell is no different. The film began shooting in June, and now it’s ready to go for this December. And by the looks of the first trailer, it’ll surely be an awards contender for all involved. Rockwell is on full display here, as is Paul Walter Hauser, who looks like he could be a lock for a Best Actor nomination (especially since many thought he should have been nominated for I, Tonya).
The last few months of 2019 are looking to be an absolute smorgasbord of Oscar contenders. Will Richard Jewell be able to stand out against the likes of 1917, which just revealed it’s going to look as if it was shot in one take, or The Irishman, being hailed as a masterpiece? I guess we’ll have to find out.
Richard Jewell hits theaters December 13, 2019.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?