Clint Eastwood is on the run in The Mule poster
Warner Bros. has released the first poster for the upcoming crime biopic thriller The Mule directed by and starring Clint Eastwood in his first starring role since 2012’s Trouble with a Curve, which can be viewed in full below!
In The Mule, Clint 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.
Oscar winner Dianne Wiest (The Birdcage), who is playing Stone’s ex-wife, and Michael Pena (Ant-Man and the Wasp), playing the enforcer, will star alongside Eastwood, Farmiga, and Cooper, who portrays the DEA agent in the feature. Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia, Alison Eastwood, Ignacio Serrichio, Loren Dean, and Eugene Cordero also star.
Warner Bros. and Imperative Entertainment are co-producing the film, with Eastwood set to produce via his Malpaso banner along with Imperative’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas as well as Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera, and Jessica Meier. The Mule was written by Nick Schenk (Gran Torino) and Dave Holstein (Weeds, I’m Dying Up Here).
Production on The Mule began in June in Atlanta, with additional filming also taking place in Las Cruces, Mexico. The movie comes from Warner Bros., Imperative Entertainment, and BRON Creative.
The Mule will arrive in theaters on December 14.