Nobody Runs Forever. Clint Eastwood is #TheMule, in theaters December 14.
From Warner Bros. Pictures, Imperative Entertainment and BRON Creative comes Clint Eastwood’s newest feature film, the drama “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 Peña, Dianne Wiest and Andy Garcia, as well as Alison Eastwood, Taissa Farmiga, Ignacio Serricchio and Loren Dean, Eugene Cordero.
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”; he will next be seen in his feature directorial debut, “A Star Is Born.” Oscar nominee Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It,” TV’s “Black-ish”) plays a DEA special agent in charge; Peña (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; Oscar nominee Garcia (“The Godfather: Part III”) plays a cartel boss; Alison Eastwood (“Rails & Ties”) plays Earl’s daughter; Farmiga (“The Nun”) plays the role of Earl’s granddaughter; Serricchio (Netflix’s “Lost in Space,” “The Wedding Ringer”) plays Earl’s cartel handler; Dean (“Space Cowboys”) plays another agent; and Cordero (“Kong: Skull Island”) plays a cartel member.
Clint Eastwood (“Sully,” “American Sniper”) directed from a screenplay by Nick Schenk (“Gran Torino”), inspired by the New York Times Magazine article “The Sinaloa Cartels’ 90-Year-Old Drug Mule” by Sam Dolnick. Eastwood also produced the film under his Malpaso banner, along with Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera and Jessica Meier, and Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas. The film’s executive producers are Dave Bernad, Ruben Fleischer, Todd Hoffman and Aaron Gilbert. Jillian Apfelbaum and David M. Bernstein co-produced.
Eastwood’s team behind the scenes includes director of photography Yves Bélanger (“Brooklyn,” “Dallas Buyers Club”) and production designer Kevin Ishioka (“The 15:17 to Paris”), along with longtime costume designer Deborah Hopper and Oscar-winning editor Joel Cox (“Unforgiven”), who have worked with Eastwood throughout the years on numerous projects.
A Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation, in Association with Imperative Entertainment, in Association with BRON Creative, a Malpaso Production, “The Mule” will be released in theaters December 14, 2018, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Family’s the most important thing.
Don’t do what I did. I put work in front of family.
I thought it was more important to be somebody out there than the damn failure I was in my own home.
I was a terrible father, terrible husband.
Blew my chance.
I didn’t deserve forgiveness.
This is the last one.
So help me God, this is the last one.
For what it’s worth, I’m sorry for everything.
I don’t think it’s nice, you laughing. You see, my mule don’t like people laughing. He gets the crazy idea you’re laughing at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you’re going to, I might convince him that you really didn’t mean it.”
It's a pity that this is the last one...
We will yet love Clint Eastwood forever, even if he will not make films anymore...
This man did a great job in his life and I believe that The Mule will be a masterpiece.
Thanks for your films,Clint.
You are the best!
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughing. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.
Is that piano solo based on the famous variation from Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini? Sounds like this movie will have some seriously tense and emotional moments. Fortunately, watching Clint's diehard toughness is inspiring enough to stay cool no matter what. Remember Unforgiven?
Man I would love to watch the Dollars Trilogy back to back again.
"How much are you worth now?"
86 year old guy acting, wow but In 2018 at age of 25 or 30 people start to think they are full, don't want to live anymore, depressed, that's the difference between then and now, one great saying is what I believe in is old is gold, the older the wine the better it tastes.
Crime nevers pays. You may get away with it for a little while and make a lot of money in a very short amount of time, but you'll pay for it by having the rest of your life destroyed. Crime leads to one of two places, the penitentiary or the cemetary. Besides there's the other obvious (or maybe not so obvious thing to some) thing, there's so much more money to be made by playing by the rules. Think drug cartel vs. U.S. pharmachetical industry. Which is bigger? Business school is a way better path to wealth than crime ever will be.
it's like he's talking about himself., like he was apologizing for his own life and faults. Sounds like an autobiography...and I'm sure he'll put on screen his whole heart. I feel it'll be a masterpiece: a "must see" movie.
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