UPDATED: It looks like Bradley Cooper is going to join Clint Eastwood in this movie. Sources tell Variety that Cooper is in talks to join, in what will be Eastwood’s first acting role since 2012.
The movie is based on a 2014 New York Times Magazine feature by Sam Dolnick and follows Earl Stone (Eastwood), a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business… until he takes an interesting job.
PREVIOUSLY: Clint Eastwood might be returning to acting, his first role since 2012’s Trouble with the Curve, with the drug running thriller The Mule for Warner Brothers.
The 87 year-old filmmaker is considering starring in, producing and directing the project based on a New York Times Magazine story about an award-winning horticulturist and decorated WWII veteran who became a drug courier for Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel.
The man was arrested in Michigan by the DEA carrying $3 million worth of cocaine in his truck, and was sentenced to just three years in prison after his defence lawyer claimed Sharp suffered from dementia which sent him down the wrong path.
Nick Schenk, writer of Gran Torino, has written the script, which Dave Holstein has re-written. The film is expected to be Eastwood’s next following The 15:17 to Paris which opens next week.
Clint Eastwood is truly a powerhouse of manly entertainment.