Clint Eastwood is 87-years old, and still directing features with the consistency of a filmmaker half his age. He has The 15:17 to Paris out in February, a thriller about three men who thwarted a terrorist attack – starring the three men who actually did it in lieu of actors. Now, he’s lined up his next project, The Mule.
Eastwood will not only direct The Mule, but he will star. Which makes perfect sense, as the story is about Leo Sharp, a 90-year old horticulturist who became a drug courier for the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico. He was busted with $3 million in cocaine in his truck, and in order to try and avoid a three-year jail sentence his lawyer claimed Sharp was suffering from dementia. But not suffering severely enough to not mule drugs…
This will be the first time Eastwood has been in front of the camera since 2012’s mediocre baseball dramedy Trouble With the Curve. But let’s not worry with that one, prior to that Clint Eastwood last starred in 2008’s Gran Torino, which is definitely something to see with 2018 eyeballs.
Stay tuned for updates on The Mule, which will probably be in some manner of postproduction by the end of February. Seriously, the guy is a machine!