ATLANTA — The first trailer for "Richard Jewell," the new Clint Eastwood-directed movie about the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park bombing, has been released. While lesser-known celebrities and Hollywood executives continue to protest or cancel productions because of Georgia's new abortion law, Eastwood moved ahead with his film about the security guard who was initially accused in a pipe-bombing that rocked Atlanta's 1996 Summer Olympics.
Jewell was eventually cleared by the FBI, but only after then-AJC reporter Kathy Scruggs reported Jewell was a suspect. What followed was arguably the nation's first 24-hour media firestorm, with news choppers circling almost around the clock over Jewell's Brookhaven apartment and news crews constantly camped outside his residence.
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