Cameras rolled today on filmmaker Clint Eastwood’s next feature film, a drama entitled The Mule. In addition to directing, the veteran actor will step in front of the lens again, alongside fellow stars Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peńa and Dianne Wiest, as well as Alison Eastwood, Taissa Farmiga and Ignacio Serricchio.
Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well—so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him.
“The Mule” marks Oscar-winner Eastwood’s first time on both sides of the camera since he starred in 2009’s critically acclaimed “Gran Torino.”
Cooper, who stars as Bates, received his most recent Oscar nominations for his work with Eastwood, acting in and producing American Sniper. Oscar nominee Fishburne (What’s Love Got to Do with It, TV’s Black-ish) plays a DEA special agent in charge; Peńa (upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp, Netflix’s Narcos) plays a fellow agent; Oscar winner Wiest (Bullets Over Broadway, Hannah and Her Sisters, TV’s Life in Pieces) plays Earl’s ex-wife; Alison Eastwood (Rails & Ties) plays Earl’s daughter; Farmiga (upcoming The Nun) plays the role of Earl’s granddaughter; and Serricchio (Netflix’s Lost in Space, The Wedding Ringer) plays Earl’s cartel handler.
Clint Eastwood (Sully, American Sniper) directs from a screenplay by Nick Schenk (Gran Torino). Eastwood also produces the film under his Malpaso banner.
The Mule will be shooting primarily in Georgia and New Mexico.
Watch author Dan Brown, director Ron Howard and Tom Hanks chatting about the latest Langdon mystery Inferno.On September 16, 2016
Rebecca Ferguson, star of Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, is rumoured to be joining Emily Blunt in the film adaptation of the bestselling novel The Girl on the Train.On August 20, 2015
Thanks to Madman Films we have ten double passes to give away to see 45 Years.On January 20, 2016
New images have just been released for The Water Diviner.On October 17, 2014
Take a look at Eddie Redmayne in the trailer for Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them.On December 16, 2015
The highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey will be released this Thursday.On February 10, 2015